I am a 45 year old Danish woman. I started this blog to write about my reflections on having Aspergers. Being an Aspie is relatively new to me, I only recently took the test, but when I did I was not surprised at the results (I scored very high on the Aspergers scale).
I do not regard myself, or any of my relatives, as having 'special needs'. I see the Aspie traits as a difference, in some situations it is a challenge, in other situations it is a virtue. I find great comfort in reading webpages and blogs of other Aspies, they make me feel less alone.
I have a Masters degree and a PhD in Economics. I do research for a living, and I mostly work with analysing large datasets. The first thing that came to mind when I was asked what makes me happy, was 'When my statistical model fits the data, that is, when I finally find the trends and the correlations in a difficult dataset'. I look for patterns everywhere (they ARE everywhere), and I am happy when I find them.
More than ten years ago I divorced the father of my two sons, and some three years ago I married my high school sweetheart. He's got a daughter from his first marriage, so between us we have three children, though none of them with each other.
My native language is Danish, but I have chosen to write this blog in English. I wrote a bit about why here.