About me

I’m a woman in my forties who was diagnosed late in life with Asperger’s in early 2014.  Since I found out about I’m autistic, it’s become something of an interest so I enjoy talking about the diagnosis and the process of coming to terms with it.

I also have depression and anxiety and am an ex-alcoholic so  I’ll probably talk about those too.

This blog is anonymous, not because I’m ashamed being autistic but I haven’t told my employer and I don’t necessarily want future employers to know.  I also haven’t told all my family at the time of writing and also I’m a private person so I don’t necessarily want whatever I write here to be under my real name.

I like cats (obviously).  I don’t hate dogs … but I’m definitely a cat person.  I like running, reading and writing.  I am single and live in the UK.

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4 thoughts on “About me

  1. Your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to personalize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

  2. I recently read your post about doubting your diagnosis, and I want to let you know that it really helped reading something I could connect with on that level. I was diagnosed around the same time and have faced accusations of “it sounds like a misdiagnosis”. I have also had other people immediately respond with “yeah that makes sense” so I try to focus on those reactions more but it’s a struggle because I don’t fit stereotypes of the spectrum. I struggle with depression, anxiety, and alcoholism (though I’m 4 years sober now) so it seems that we face some of the same beasts. Sorry to ramble a bit, I just want to let you know that you’ve really helped and I appreciate you putting yourself out there.

    • Thanks for your comment -sorry I’ve taken so long to reply. I’m glad my writing helped you – thank you for letting me know. I was wondering whether to take my blog down as I’ve neglected it so badly but hearing it’s helping people, I’ll leave it up. 6 people have visited my post about alcoholism this week. Congrats on 4 years sober. I had a couple of slips last year but sober again now.

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