Welcome to Finally Knowing Me. In the summer of 2016, at the age of 45, I discovered I was autistic and my perception of my life suddenly changed dramatically. This blog forms part of the process of coming to terms with my new identity and the challenges and opportunities that arise from my new found knowledge. I hope that it will also help others who are on similar quests to learn about themselves, and that it will help many people to understand the issues facing those of us who discover we are autistic later in life.
If you’d like to read the whole story from the beginning, you can find the first post of the blog here. You can also find a few lists of selected posts chronicling various aspects of my autistic journey in the Blog Guide.
I should add a Content Note for the entire blog. Some posts deal with mental illness and distress, suicidal ideation, self-injury, and other potentially distressing topics. There might also be occasional language that some would regard as “strong”. I have tried to be as honest as possible and that honesty includes some of the darker aspects of my life.
Thank you for reading.