My interest in diapers started out when I was well, a kid. I found some of my old pampers and would wear them without my mom knowing. But eventually my mom managed to find my old diapers and threw them out. She never found out I wore them, but it did suck that I couldn't wear them again.
I wasn't prone to bedwetting. In fact, I probably only wetted the bed 5 times ever in my life. The last time I did I was probably still in elementary school. I remember that I found an old bag of diapers from a church of all places and would wear them. I was still a kid at the time so it was just that I was interested in wearing them.
As I got older, maybe in my mid teens, I found a bag of old diapers in my dad's garage and would secretly wear them like late at night. I think they were the old plastic backed attends. I grew so interested in them that I would imagine always wearing them because I had no control. But I was in high school so that wasn't something I would do unless I was interested in ostracizing myself from all my peers. Of course, I still never told my parents. They were never together so I lived with my mom most of the time and visited my dad on summer/winter vacation.
It wasn't until I would search on the internet about adults and diapers, reminder still a teenager, that I found out about the world of AB/DL. My house used dial up so that was a very slow search process. But I guess at that point, I was invested in being part of the AB/DL community and would search about diaper dependency and incontinence.
When I was starting out college, I moved in with my dad to go closer to my college and he built a small room for me in the garage so I had a bit of privacy for myself. Even had my own bathroom and shower. So my 18/19 year old self was like this was the opportunity of a life time. I would secretly drive to like a CVS or Walmart and buy those cheap brand diapers. Big mistake. Those aren't worth it. So I bought like the 50 pack from like Sam's club and even wipes. Those were cloth backed diapers but it satiated me for the time.
It wasn't until I did a little more research that I would find diapers like Northshore, Rearz etc. I finally had a chance to search the web with faster internet speeds and had a wifi connection in my room. I didn't buy my first Rearz or Northshore diaper till I moved out of dad's place and got a place of my own. Although I wish to continue to wear and do a 24/7 diaper dependency, my job is kind of in the way of that and I can't really hide it for that.
So for now, I have to still play the waiting game until I can find a better job that doesn't really have so many strict rules and guidelines on how I dress.