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Re: In a spin.2010-11-22T21:00:15+00:00

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I have to wonder if this phenomenon of not knowing what we want to be when we grow up is a typical characteristic of the ADDer. I grew up being told about how smart I was, how much potential I had, etc. All this did was feed my anxiety about how far short i was forever falling of that potential. I have been stranded at the crossroads for longer than I care to admit simply because I am refusing to choose a path. But I want to choose the RIGHT path! Nothing would be more disappointing to me than getting past the point of no return in my life (where you don’t really have enough time, energy or resources left in your lifespan to properly pursue another path) only to realize that you have WASTED the best of your time, energy and passion on a path that you really shouldn’t have taken. I just can’t seem to get up high enough above the situation to see clearly which path is best for me. What can I do, what career can I pursue, that will enable me to really fulfill my life purpose (whatever the hell that might be)? I have a great deal of passion and a desire to make the world a better place for my having been in it. I don’t want to squander or misplace it. I want to wake up each morning excited to get to work, thinking, “I can’t believe I get paid to do this!” Yes…that job is out there somewhere. I just can’t for the life of me figure out what it is yet.

This site is the first place I have seen ADD/ADHD celebrated and not dealt with as a deficiency. I had never thought to consider it one of my better points. I’m really thankful to the site creators for that.