Hi! Not really sure what to put here to introduce myself, so forgive me if I waffle on a bit. I'm a DL/IC from the UK, I'm currently studying IT at college, hoping to specialise in software at some point in the near future. I work part time as a software developer and web designer as well as trying to fit in a fairly hectic lifestyle, doing a lot of volunteer work. My other hobbies include: taking an active interest in both politics and religion (not really related to the rest of the post, but I felt it was worth a mention), hiking, camping, bushcraft, and volunteer work. I'm planning to go to Uni in the next couple of years to study software engineering.
I guess I realised I was a DL a couple of years ago; I've had issues with nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting) on and off for my entire life, so there was only really one solution when I went camping or went away with friends, but I always felt different, almost outcast because of it, even though nobody else knew (having said which, I have always had an inexplicable emotional attachment to the idea of wearing diapers - probably a deeply seeded complex to keep the Freudians among us entertained for decades). As I've grown older, I've learnt to accept who I am (even if others probably would not, especially being a part of a predominantly Christian community (not knocking Christianity, I'm a Christian myself and I know that I've found my personal beliefs very helpful, but many Christians aren't as open-minded as you'd expect.)) and I've found support from reading forums like this in the past.
Personally I see myself as an extremely awkward mixture of fifty percent extroverted (being able to write all this) and fifty percent introverted (taking this long to post anything). I generally keep this side of myself very quiet and solitary, so it's taken a lot to write this because I knew I'd end up waffling on about nonsense if I did (see ALL of the above), but I decided it's time to join the community in a controlled environment (because most of the sites out there scare the living daylight out of me!) and to at least attempt to have some outward presence, taking a huge leap forward in my journey of self-acceptance by doing so. If you've read this far, I'm very sorry for writing this drivel. - Thanks! TheNerdyPenguin.