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ADHD Oblivion

There is a state of mind, or perhaps a partial state of mind, that I sometimes, or possibly always am in, that keeps me unaware of many things around me. I am oblivious to things. Not all things, and not just important ones. But when I become aware of the things that I've been missing, I am usually stunned, sometimes hurt, often upset.
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And Speaking Of Pondering

Yesterday I suggested that the lesson I learned from moving out of my home of thirty-one plus years in just five weeks was to take time to ponder decisions. Although I did concede that I did not, closer to the end, have that luxury. See, us folks with ADHD kind of have this thing where we just do what comes to mind. We are often the living definition of spontaneity. We are also, often, the living definition of regret.
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Down To The Wire

It is done. At least my part is done. I've moved everything out. Locked the door for the last time. Signed the papers. Today is the closing day of the sale.And I am in a café, hiding out, out of town. I'm guessing that if you're a regular reader you are as happy about this as I am. For me it means moving on to new adventures. For you it means not hearing about my house being for sale anymore.
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The Last Post (of 2016)

So, Friday, December the thirtieth. Tomorrow is the last day of the year, and since it's Saturday, there's no post for this blog. This is it. Another year done. And I feel good about that. It's not an anniversary of the first post, so it isn't like a certain number of years on this date that I've been writing this blog, that anniversary actually drifted by without fanfare. I didn't even notice. But it is the changing of the year in our date and that is something to many, and means a little something to me as well.
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Peace On Earth

If you're a Christian or a celebrant of Christmas traditions, it's almost here. And if you have ADHD, then the good news is that it's almost over. Well, the good news is that it's almost here and it's almost over also. If you are like me, you love this season because of the memories, because of family and friends and acceptance and love and traditions that are wonderful and heartwarming. and at the same time you are upset with yourself for the things that didn't get done, the faux pas that were made, the inappropriate comments, the forgotten deeds that went undone ....
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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like ADHD Christmas

I tell you, every year around this time, I start seeing where I've made my mistakes. Every year around this time I start understanding how I've gotten myself into another mess. And every year around this time, I swear I won't let it happen again next year. And I usually don't. Well, that is to say, I don't let it happen the SAME way. It just always seems to happen. This year, for instance, is another year without Christmas for me. You might recall that the last few years I've sort of avoided having any Christmas in my own home. The day would come and go without any tree or decorations there.
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The Up Side Of Distraction

Being distracted is easy. Well, it's easy for me. The trick to being good at being distracted is to just let your mind go and be in the zone. And if you're a natural at it, it's a really wonderful ride. It's like being the best at a sport or activity that you really love. Of course I don't love being distracted when it turns out that I should have been focused on something specific and important. Well, I don't like that I was distracted when I realize it. But in truth, at the time, I did actually love being distracted. Because not realizing I was supposed to be concentrating on something else is what distraction is.
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ADHD … Stand Back

I know I have ADHD. And I also know that it affects me in many ways. I know that ADHD is behind many of my short comings. I know that there are some things that happen in my brain because of it, and many more things that don't happen because of it. And I can often trace the cause of many things in my life to my ADHD. And that's great, to know why things happen, to be able to say that it is understandable, that helps a lot.
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Schrödinger’s Notes

Well, I've done it. I've really lodged myself in to a predicament now. Those of you who are following along may, at this point, be wondering what I'm talking about. You may be saying to yourself, "Is he referring to having promised holiday content and not delivered?" Or you might be saying, "Oh, oh, has something gone wrong with the sale of the house? Like, maybe it's going ahead and he's realizing he's got a month to do three weeks worth of work but no time for the three months of overthinking he'll have to do to get that three weeks work done?" Or you might be thinking, "Has he run out of coffee?"
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