I fell through the cracks too. I did manage to get top grades, although the effort was exhausting and painful for me. I came off as shy, but I didn’t feel I was shy…I felt I was out of sync with the rest of the world. When I was in teacher’s college one of my profs told me I should be checked for ADHD. I put it on the back burner. I was officially diagnosed this December…after spending almost 8 years working as a Special Education teacher, and dealing with ADHD adolescents on a daily basis (I’m 32).
When I was in university I had a prof that wanted me to stay for a PhD. He told me he would hire me as his assistant to help offset the costs. I thought he was on crack. Seriously, how had I tricked him into thinking I was that smart? I was sure that if I took him up on his offer he’d be working close enough with me to see through my facade and realize I was some sort of impostor and a waste of his time. I wonder where life would’ve taken me if someone would’ve caught my ADHD and put me on medication then? I definitely feel like I’ve missed out on a lot of things, but am grateful that I can live life as I was meant to from here on in.REPORT ABUSE