ADHD is an insidious and problematic affliction.

Yes, I know, you believe it is a present. You go. Make the most of it. I’m undertaking that as perfectly.

But if it is a gift, it is 1 you simply cannot trade and it’s a person that messes with your lifestyle in bizarre and much less than excellent methods.

If it’s a reward it is a reward that comes with distraction, uncontrollable hyperfocus, procrastination, inappropriate steps and discussion, bad doing the job memory, self inflicted depression, and lower self esteem.

Aw, and you present wrapped it. Thanks. So sweet …


Sure, I do assume outdoors the box, if which is what you have to have me to do then thank you ADHD. Yes, I am a superior issue solver, if I see a difficulty, thank you ADHD.

Sure, I’m enjoyment to hold out with, if you really do not want to get a word in edgewise into the short pauses for breath that sometimes occur in my monologues, thank you ADHD.

Alright, all all those points are real, I believe outdoors the box, I am a excellent challenge solver, and I am usually quite pleasurable and humorous.

Also, I discuss a ton and that indicates I’m not undesirable as a solo radio host.

And in truth

I never know existence any other way. I get glimpses of what is typical from observation, and I pick up hints from discussions and feedback, but my everyday living has always been a existence with ADHD regardless of whether I knew it or not.

And though there is unhappiness and disappointment included right here in this ADHD everyday living of mine, it does not occur from getting ADHD.

I necessarily mean, how can you pass up what you’ve by no means had?

Perfectly …

Alright, I could visualize not talking incessantly and getting individuals seek out my firm simply because I’m a very good listener, just like I can consider the flexibility of falling out of a plane and sky diving.

But the reality is I like to converse.

I listen for two motives. To start with, to get influenced for my next remark. And 2nd, as evidence of lifestyle, or at minimum proof that I have not rendered my audience catatonic.

Also, I can think about that skydiving independence thing, but in fact the to start with point I think of is that I’d in all probability pull the wire almost straight away following jumping out and then the chute wouldn’t deploy and I’m pondering that however quite a few minutes it would acquire to plummet to the ground it would be the worst number of minutes of my certainly just ending daily life and I’m definitely not into skydiving any much more than I am into listening when I could be speaking …


The issue is, ADHD doesn’t make me cry.

I’m finding to the place wherever I’ve figured out a great deal of it. I’m satisfied with my lifestyle. I like my life. I have my coping mechanisms in place and I’m just rolling right along.

I know what I can do, know what I probably shouldn’t do, know what it takes to do the tricky things and I’m having by fairly properly, thank you extremely substantially for asking.

ADHD doesn’t make me cry.

The fifty yrs I used not being aware of I had ADHD, knowing anything was completely wrong but not being aware of what it was? That can make me cry.