I was diagnosed as autistic on my 54th birthday, which means that I've spent my whole life knowing that I was different, but not having a way to explain to either myself or others why this was the case. I've gotten incredibly good at observing neurotypicals and figuring out how to (mostly) fit in, but of course there are high costs for this in fatigue, anxiety, etc. I'm now on a journey to try to figure out who I really am.
Professionally I describe myself as a Creative Technologist. Somehow no job description I have ever seen really captures what I have to offer.
I'm an avid (some would say obsessive) runner.
I like bears. I wonder sometimes about the pros and cons of self-identifying as ursine, but worry that I would end up in a zoo, or hunted.