People mean well, don’t they? I mean, usually.
Oh yeah, sure, there are hate mongers out there. But even when they are spreading lies, or terrorizing people or attacking their fellow human beings, it’s because they have decided that their beliefs; political, religious, or whatever, are more important than the other person’s freedom, or their right to choose, or even their lives….
Can we talk about substance abuse?
Specifically abusing ADHD medication.
I’ve never actually had anyone ask me to lend them some of my medication. (How do you lend someone medication? Don’t you mean give? Cause I can’t see a pill being a ‘loaner’ that I’d want back afterwards.) But when my son was at university, taking an incredibly challenging course called Physics-Engineering, fellow students, non-ADHD students, approached him about getting a leg up with one of his magic pills.
We were at two large ADHD conferences that were about a month apart. One of the topics that came up in a lot of the interviews we did was sleeplessness. Poor sleep. The ADHD adult as a ‘Night Person.’ The result of these interviews, and some of the interviews we had already done before them, are assembled into two cool new videos…
In my previous Blog I noted, somewhat awkwardly, that knowing I have a place for my car keys doesn’t mean they’re always there. Or, when life gets nuts, even mostly there. For example, ahem, I’ve had to borrow Ava’s key for the past two weeks. Not the end of the world. And yet, as I noted in the previous blog, it can fee like it. ADHD can be such a pain. Knowing what’s going on doesn’t automatically prevent me from making the same mistakes over and over again. And again.
When I browse through our Forums I’m always amazed at the brilliant stories about the difference the ADHD diagnosis has made. For better and worse. In our DVD, Embracing the Diagnosis, we explore the kaleidoscope of anger, regret, relief, and hope that we all stumble through, like a drunk in a Carnival Fun House….
Financial paperwork. Legal documents. Old tax returns. Contracts. Shoot me now! I’ve had a month to locate and compile all the paperwork for my meeting this Tuesday. Tuesday is tomorrow. I started yesterday. And this is a victory over procrastination because normally I would have started looking today