Home » Blogs » ADHD Man of Distraction » Blog Entry, June 27, 2014

Blog Entry, June 27, 2014

Dear D̶i̶a̶r̶y̶
Dear D̶i̶a̶r̶y̶

Dear Blog:

First, I have to say, it’s been two days since I last wrote in here.

Those two days have been hectic ones to say the least. I spent one working hard and running from job to job and the other looking for work, but not finding any.

So, hectic days. Yep, that’s right, pretty much normal.

Part of what made those days hectic was the random thoughts I had. For one thing, I came to the realization that a blog is a lot like a diary. The only differences are that a blog is meant to be read by others, and it’s meant to benefit both the reader and the writer. Other than that, total diary. That’s why I’m writing this post this way.

In keeping with the diary theme, I have to say that I’m confused about a lot of stuff. Where am I going? What do I need to do to get there? Why don’t I know?

So, confusion. Yep, that’s right, pretty much normal. And the things that cause my confusion are also pretty much normal. I got a rejection in the mail, and a bill I wasn’t expecting. I may have to sell my house and buy a smaller one so I can afford the mortgage. I say may because I’m holding out the hope that a more permanent and stable job will come my way. I love doing the things I do, but that keeping me solvent relies on there being enough of those things to do.

But you know what, dear blog? There are other things I need to mention here, positive things.

Things like: I’ve had one of my short stories chosen for publication by the Canadian Writers Association, I like what that says about my writing.

Also,I’ve been asked to write a song for a very good musical group here in my town, and whether or not the song works out for them, I like what being asked says about my song writing.

And next month another very good band will be releasing their CD with a song on it that I did write, and since they are excellent song writers themselves, I love what that says about my song writing abilities too.

And yes, dear blog, I have been slacking off on my freelance writing, but just yesterday I resolved to pitch a new idea to a rather prestigious periodical. I’ll let you know how that goes.

And lastly, dear blog, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention you as a positive thing in my world. I’ve received comments and emails from readers who tell me that reading what I go through in my day to day life makes them feel like they aren’t alone. Well hearing that from them makes me feel like I’m not alone, and that’s on you, dear blog. Thank you.

So in closing, I’d have to summarize the last two days like this: Hectic, falling behind, confused, worried, happy, positive and hopeful. Yep, that’s right, pretty much normal.

Blog Entry, June 27, 2014

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

No comments yet... View Comments / Leave a Comment



APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2014). Blog Entry, June 27, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 10, 2020, from


Last updated: 27 Jun 2014
Statement of review: Psych Central does not review the content that appears in our blog network ( prior to publication. All opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the author alone, and do not reflect the views of the editorial staff or management of Psych Central. Published on All rights reserved.