Yeah, I've noticed there are big camps and us late diagnosis people are in an odd spot. You and I have lived in a world that for most of our life would not accommodate us, but required us to fit it. There's something helpful about a bit of that, but it's constricting and over-defining of our personality. All of us are looking for acceptance as we are so we have a sense of belonging.
And yet, I'm grateful for the skills I've learned. They are handy.
A weird place to occupy.
I've found a fantastic older group of women, many late-diagnosis ones and many are maker and shakers in this area. We hang out twice a month on Zoom. What a fantatic experience. We get each other and don't take offense as we interrupt, talk too long, or pursue a topic intensely.. LOL.
Great to meet you Dean! And yeah you are right.. it requires being ALL in.