I self diagnosed as having Aspergers a few months back. At the time it was like I’d looked in the mirror and saw someone else for the first time. That person was always there. I just didn’t know it.
Since then I’ve realised more of the symptoms I didn’t think I had, I actually do. I was already 100% convinced before.
I’ve started the official diagnosis process. I’ve had one general appointment where I was informed that she can’t see anything other than the Autistic Spectrum being the cause. I am due a second soon with someone who’s known me a long time. At that point I believe I’ll get the final results.
I already know I have Aspergers. An official diagnosis only confirms it. I am already trying to adapt my life around this, the only thing this does is give me more power with my employer to adapt my work environment.
As I have stated before, I don’t see this as a negative thing. I simply need to learn to play to my strengths and know what battles are losing ones.
Knowledge is power.