For years I lived unknowing I had autism. A reality hard to find words for in the reality life has actually been and why, and not relating to life as was expected of me. Today I still deal with much consequence that happened along my journey and through that time of confusion in not knowing as common do and the things that could have been very different.. I know the difficulties and challenges that we all are faced with, living with autism. The recovery it takes to clean up what autistics do not understand and the impacting toll our nervous systems endure when we are not protected. I strive to heal and through that evolving journey I also know how I and others like me impact the world and just how important staying courageous is for all people.