I was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 34. I always suspected the way I think is different from others, and now I have an explanation for why. I’ve spent the last year reading several books and blogs, watching videos on YouTube, and discovering online communities of adults who have shared the experience of being diagnosed later in life in an attempt to better understand how my brain works. It is equally creepy and exciting to stumble on so many other firsthand accounts of life experiences that I easily could have written as my own. In this essay, I am reflecting on some of my own experiences as well as sharing some of what I’ve learned about autism.