I was 42 when I discovered that I have Asperger’s Syndrome.
When I visit the zoo, I always leave thinking that maybe I was a primatologist in another life. Or a monkey.
I’ve been my own boss since I was 18.
Statistics fascinate me.
I own three pairs of running shoes and no dress shoes.
Somehow I managed to find the one person in 7 billion who understands me and marry him. And stay married for 25 years.
The single most frequent response I got from professors: “I never thought of it that way.” Usually followed by a puzzled look and a change in topic.
I’m the lone confirmed aspie in a family of NTs.
When I was 34, I realized that my eyes are green with gold flecks, not brown like I’d always thought.
I’m afraid of heights but not snakes.
My daughter thinks I’m weird but loves me anyhow. Sometimes she says, “People don’t believe you’re real when I tell them about the stuff you say.”
Some days I spend more time talking to my dog than to other people.
The last time I wore make-up was the day I got married.
I have a lot to say.
~ thoughts about being a late-diagnosed woman with Asperger’s syndrome
~lots of strategies, adaptations and hacks; few answers
~stories about growing up aspie
~some geekery about AS and autism
~occasionally embarrassing revelations
~musings on aspie motherhood and marriage
~opinions, hopefully presented as such
~a deliberate absence of politics
~optimism and positivity tempered by reality
~an open invitation to share your thoughts
~a generous helping of comments by other adults on the spectrum
A More Traditional Bio
A lot has changed since I wrote that original introduction. I no longer blog anonymously. I’m Cynthia Kim and I’m pleased to meet you. I’ve written a guide for other adults who are struggling to navigate the diagnosis process, “I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults“. My writing has been published in Autism Parenting magazine, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and Autism West Midlands’ magazine as well as their forthcoming print anthology about girls and women on the spectrum. I’m a contributing writer for Autism Women’s Network and one of the editors for their forthcoming anthology as well.
But my first love will always be this blog. It’s where I got started writing about autism and where I feel most at home, thanks to all of the amazing people who read and comment here. I thought about replacing the introduction above with something more formal, like this bio, but I’ve decided to preserve it because it’s still very much who and what you’ll find here.
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