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ADHD For Valentine’s Day

I love Valentine's day ... maybe
I love Valentine’s day … maybe

Just in time for Valentines day, I wrote this post to help you out.

Actually, I’m well aware that it’s late.

I wanted to do something like this, but I have been busy. No, really, I have been busy.

And not just ADHD busy. You know ADHD busy, right? That busy when you’re supposed to be doing one thing and instead you’re picking up and putting down one thing after another and just doing one more little thing, deluded into thinking that you’re being efficient and making things easier and you’re finally going to get ahead of it all.

Nope, I haven’t even had time for that. I’ve been meeting deadlines and practicing music.

Some of the deadlines are for articles, and I set those myself. But if I didn’t set those deadlines, and then pretend that they are really deadlines, I wouldn’t get the articles done. One deadline was for poetry, and an accompanying bio. One was for homework for my writers group.

And yes, I have to practice music

I have to practice music I write, and other music as well. The other music is because I am a member of a community choir, and also because I occasionally do gigs and I only have so much original music. And since I don’t travel to gigs, I fear my local fans will tire of my originals. Though I do try to keep them mixed up and not repeat anything to very often. Still, it’s fun to throw out a cover now and then, and see the look on peoples faces when I do something they’ve never heard from me before.

And yes I do have to practice my originals, there are over forty of them now and I sometimes don’t remember that I wrote this one or that, let alone remember every specific word of every song I’ve written. And when I perform them solo, I like for them to make sense.

Not only that, but sometimes I have accompanists and it’s much better if I’m singing the same words they sing. It gives it that “Oh, they’re singing the same song …” feel.

And that’s not all …

And I’ve had all the other things I normally have to do also, looking for work, looking after my house, keeping up with Facebook, you know, the minutia of everyday life.

So that’s why I haven’t written that illusive Valentine’s day post yet. I really have been busy, just like I said I was, see.

So, I’m going to write it right now … and post it on Friday, I guess. I’ve used up all of today’s space telling you why I haven’t done it yet.

See you on Friday?

ADHD For Valentine’s Day

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 in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more 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 write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having 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.

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Babcock, K. (2015). ADHD For Valentine’s Day. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2019, from


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