Archive for May, 2010

Zoë's Pet Peeves: ADHD New Love Jitters

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Dear Blog Readers:

I know, I know, I’m late with this post (at least it’s still Friday, at least in my time zone!). But wait ‘til you hear why: I have a new love. Shhhhhh….I haven’t told him it’s love yet.

Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes: Transition Trouble and ADHD

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

ADHD transition challengesSo I’m writing this blog post, and I’m really into it. It’s Friday night, and I’m in full-on concentration mode. I’m not expecting visitors. I’ve set aside the entire evening to write.

Doorbell drama

Suddenly, the doorbell rings, jarring me out of my altered state.

Zoë’s Pet Peeves: Santa, the Tooth Fairy and ADHD

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Okay. Tell the truth. Raise your hand if you believe in ADHD.

I’m going out on a limb here. Honestly, some days I’m embarrassed to tell people I have ADHD. Not because I have it. Because maybe it doesn’t even exist.

Thank God I’m a Country Girl – ADHD Advantages to Farm Work

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I wasn’t always a country girl, but living in the city drove me nuts (OK, that’s redundant, but you know what I mean). It was too much – the lights, the noise, the crowds, everything. It’s a wonder I could cross the street.


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

In my post, Best Buds for a Chick-A-D-D – Choose Wisely!, I talked about my experiences with making and keeping friends, and the challenges I had. While many, or perhaps even most, of my issues might be shared by both genders, one of my readers commented that,

“I don’t know why people insist that there is such a divergence between the sexes when it is all really an illusion.”

Best Buds for a Chick-A-D-D – Choose Wisely!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

“But you got to have friends, friends, the feeling’s oh so strong”

Zoë & Sharen, my ADHD-friendly best budI used to sing along with this lyric from a song called “Friends” on the Bette Midler album, The Divine Miss M.  Like most women I know, I run to my girlfriends when things go wrong.

From friends to fireworks

Over the years, I’ve formed deep friendships with women. I’ve also destroyed more than a few friendships along the way. The worst endings happened by sudden trainwrecks, fueled by impulsive blurting of some outlandish or hurtful comment I hadn’t meant.

Zoë’s Pet Peeves: Why Can’t I Simply Observe?

Friday, May 14th, 2010

A rare moment away from ADHD interference

Walking with my dog Samantha today, I found myself exceptionally peaceful, my body calm. At such times, the thought arises: I want to spend the next three days quietly observing.

Me & My Bros, and Being the Last to Know

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Guess I’m not the only one who’s the last to know about her ADHD. Cheryl, 63, responded to my post Zoë’s Pet Peeves – Late Diagnosis of ADHD, with this comment (excerpted):

“When I told some folks I used to work with that I was testing out meds for ADD, they laughed. Because they already knew. Like you said, like running around with jeans unzipped.”

Shattered, Scattered and Scared – Finding ADHD Support

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

ADHD, alone, and scared

Shattered, scattered and scared …that’s how I felt when I was first diagnosed. With no local support groups around, and my one ADHD friend at large, I also felt alone.

Support groups for ADHD – doomed to fail?

But let’s face it: support groups for ADHDers wouldn’t work. Think about it – most of us would forget the meeting date. Many of us would get lost on the way to the meeting, and the rest of us would be late! If we managed to get there, we’d be so distracted we wouldn’t be able to focus on what’s going on, or we’d be so impulsive, we’d just keep interrupting each other.

Kiss the World, Revisited – ADHD Around the Globe

Monday, May 10th, 2010

On March 24, 2010, I wrote about my discovery of Google Analytics – a free program that lets ADHDers put in all kinds of procrastination time while tracking statistics from their blog site. Cool.

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