dalisn28 - I think that would be a version of English (or throw) knitting. There isn't a 'wrong' way to knit. As long as you are comfortable and getting the stitches and gauge you want, then it is right for you.
However, there are different ways to knit and hold the yarn and needles that may be less stress on your hands and wrists. But again, that is a personal choice and what works for one knitter doesn't always work for another.
Are there any knitting groups or yarn shops in your area? When I first started knitting I didn't know anyone who knit either. Then I found my Local Yarn Shop. I found it very helpful to watch other knitters in action.
But even if you don't have a LYS, you still have us! We may not be able to actually knit together, but we can encourage each other.
P.S. And you should be very proud that you taught youself to knit.