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Archives for October, 2013

ADHD

ADHD Is Confusing

Well, maybe it's more of an ... no, not really

I know I have ADHD. But when someone asks me what that's like, I'm usually stumped. I don't have a prepared speech. You see, ADHD is a group of symptoms that everyone has, literally every single person on the planet. But not every person has ADHD.

So first you have to start with...
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Race To The End; Deadlines And Me

Doesn't everyone have a canoe in their house?

I'm in a tight spot. It's not a bad situation yet, but I am anxious about it getting there. And of course, it could.

I'm having to take care of getting my house in order, before I sell it. I love my house, I've lived here for longer than I've lived anywhere else in my life, and...
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As Busy As An ADHDer

Yes or no?

Have you heard the expression “If you want something done, give the job to someone who's already busy.” Yeah, I've heard it too. And sadly, it's true. Especially if the busy comes from being someone with ADHD.

For those of us with self esteem issues, it seems like an honor to be asked to do something. We hope it means we're considered capable and competent. We want...
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ADHD and Me; Is This A Thing

Is this a thing?

I'm not you. I try to remember that all the time. My life is mine. Your life is yours. We are not a group of identical people with identical lives and identical problems.

But we are a group who recognizes that we are a group. And every so often, something will come up that reminds me that many of us have a lot of things...
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We May Have Missed Our Only Chance

Let's think this through ...

Yesterday a friend and I were talking about so-called Neuro Typical people. You know, normans? The ones who don't have the benefit of lightning fast random thought patterns and the ability to easily notice other things when they could be paying attention to one thing only.

We were discussing how they just plod along, maintaining interest in one simple boring thing...
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You Got To Have Faith If You Have ADHD

You gotta have faith

People with ADHD often have lots in common with each other. And when two of us meet, talk, and discover that there is some symptom that we don't both share, or that manifests itself differently in each of us, it's rare that we don't understand what the other one is going through.

We, perhaps, get flashes of those symptoms or would have them, full...
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