this is my story.
I'm a kid trapped in the body of a 40-something in Tampa Bay, Florida.
I was bullied daily from the second grade through high school—ten years.
In 2005 I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, arrested development disorder, social anxiety disorder, and later OCD.
In 2007 I lost my job. In 2008 I was divorced. In 2009 I filed for Chapter 7. It took four years during the Great Recession to get mostly back on my feet. In the meantime I remarried, moved, and started telling my story to others at conferences, BarCamps, and other events.