“The window she is broken and the rain is comin’ in
If someone doesn’t fix it I’ll be soaking to my skin
But if we wait a day or two the rain may go away
And we don’t need a window on such a sunny day”
If there were ever a song that didn’t describe ADHD, this old standard would be it. At least it doesn’t describe my ADHD. I’m more likely to be out fixing the window in the rain.
You see, I’d have meant to fix it all along, but when it rains, the window’s priority gets bumped up. So I fix it.
Many of us with ADHD view time as two separate things, now, and not now. There is the present, and there is any other time.
Priorities, for me, are a similar construct, now, and not now. There are things that need to be done sometime, and things that need to be down immediately.
And since I have so many unfinished things kicking around, I’m always doing the things that need attention right now. The things I’d like to be doing are never getting done until they reach a state of emergency.
Of course I’m talking about maintenance and repairing things. I’m often out doing things I want to do, concerts, lunch, coffee with people … maybe that’s why I’m always having to fix this thing or that thing at the last minute. Because if nothing is an immediate priority, I’ll do something else until I’m needed for some immediate priority. And the something else I do, will not be a priority, immediate or otherwise. Not by any stretch.
But wait … did I say “Manana” wasn’t my song?
Perhaps I spoke too soon, this sounds like me …
“The faucet she is dripping and the fence she’s fallin’ down
My pocket needs some money, so I can’t go into town
My brother isn’t working and my sister doesn’t care
The car she needs a motor so I can’t go anywhere”
That seems like a lot of projects on the go, and even a little bit of a hat tip to the idea that ADHD is highly heritable. What was that about my brother and sister? And why is my car always in need of a little more than a tune up?
Oh well, I don’t really have time to think about these things right now. I have to go. You see, I need to write another blog post … well, maybe manana?
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Last reviewed: 16 Jul 2013