Hey guys! My name is Meghan. I thought I use my first post to tell you guys a little about me.
I’m 20 years old and currently studying to be a forensic scientist. I love everything that has to do with science, from astronomy, to chemistry, to biology. I’ve pretty much been a science nerd since I can remember. As a little kid I loved to spend my time learning about bugs and coming up with crazy experiments to perform. I guess it would make sense that I would pick forensic science, given that I have an incredibly huge fascination (or more accurately, obsession) with biology and chemistry.
I’ve been a Christian pretty much as long as I remember, but I only recently came to understand what being a Christian really means. Growing up I was around a lot of legalistic Christians who drilled it into my head that Christianity is simple an incredibly long list of rules, and that if you didn’t follow them you were doomed. Through God’s hand in my life and the discovery of my current church, I have learned that Christianity is really about God’s love for us and having a relationship with Him.
I was diagnosed with Asperger’s about a year ago, during my first semester of my freshman year at college. For those of you who aren’t aware, Asperger’s is a high functioning form of autism that is characterized by trouble with social interaction. There are parts to AS that are not social related. For example, I have sensitivities to a variety of sounds, I struggle with anxiety and depression, and several other things. I wish I had known earlier, but the diagnosis did provide me with answers as to why I’m different than everyone else around me. Since the diagnosis I’ve dedicated a lot of my time to researching AS and trying to learn why I am the way I am.
I’m hoping to use this blog to reach out to other people and provide some insight and comfort to them. I want others who have been through similar experiences as me to not be afraid or ashamed. I want everyone to know that they are special in their own way. If I can help at least one person through their struggles, this would all be worth it. I hope you all have a great day!