Ask most kids what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll get very clear answers. Which may change from week to week, depending on the video game they’ve played. I had no idea.
“What do I want to be?” From age 8 to about the time my first marriage ended, that question invariably triggered a snowstorm of ideas, then brain freeze. I didn’t have an answer.
Then I realized what I wanted to be: Happy…
I want to talk about owning it. Owning it and taking charge of it and doing with it whatever you wish.
After a recent talk a woman from the audience shared her frustration with friends and family members who question her diagnosis. A loved one had announced, “ADHD is made up by drug companies. The way Greeting Card companies created Mother’s Day.”
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….
Attention Deficit Disorder is frustrating. It leads to procrastination, burn-out, isolation, and overwhelm.
Even now, a decade and a half after learning what’s up with me, my ADHD can be a challenge. Daily. Sometimes hourly.