Growing up, I always felt like an outsider. Even though I looked like everyone else, my brain didn't seem to function like theirs did. This led to countless evaluations, but no one could pinpoint what was causing my differences. It was incredibly disheartening to feel like I was somehow defective, particularly when society suggested that there was no medical explanation for my struggles. However, as I began teaching in early learning centres in my mid to late twenties, I started to notice children who displayed similar characteristics to what I had experienced. This compelled me to research developmental psychology, attachment theory, infant and early childhood mental health, and autism. After five years of teaching and extensive research, I decided to seek diagnosis for autism at the age of 30 and ADHD at 31. In the last few years, I've been sharing my experiences and advocating for better education and awareness through social media and schools.