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ADHD, Right In The Thick Of It

Not quite a rock star, but it keeps me busy ...
Not quite a rock star, but it keeps me busy …

Seems like I write a lot about what it’s like to have ADHD. That’s partly because ADHD is what this blog is about. But it’s also because I’m often writing about my life on the fly and when I can.

You take today for instance. It’s Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. I’m writing Wednesday’s blog. That will be July 15th. And I’m doing it after three other things and before another. Big things, really. At least big for me.

The first was a photo shoot. I’m in a duo called Hot Black Coffee. We sing and play original music. And we needed an image for promotional purposes.

Now, I’m a photographer when I have to be, and I have a remote for my camera. In fact, if you read this blog with any frequency, you’ve probably seen one or more of my remote–selfies.

So this wasn’t a show up clean and dressed and do what the photographer tells you to do kind of photo shoot. This was me being photographer and part of the subject matter at the same time.

Was that wise?

I thought to my self, “you really should get a photographer to do this.” but of course, I thought that on my way to do the picture taking.

Once the photos were “in the can,” photographer speak for either “I can’t do this any more.” or “I’ve run out of time and I need to do other things.” we had a short band practice.

We needed that

Well, I needed that. I need to keep on top of things or I bury them under a million other things. So we practised a couple of songs at a local lounge that we like to visit, and ate a bite also.

Good thing we ate, I can sometimes forget to when I get busy. From there I went to my computer and watermarked the chosen photo. Then I printed it out and packed it up with my gear again and headed off for the next part of the day.

More Hot Black Coffee

The next thing was also with the group. We went to the local cable station where we were interviewed for a show to be aired in the autumn. The interview included performing four or five of our original pieces and answering a few questions. I managed to not say ADHD in our interview, pretty good, eh?

When that was over, I made my way back to my home where I had a couple of tall glasses of water and took the time I needed to write this post. It’s almost 5:30 in the afternoon. I’d be thrilled except for one little thing …

Still more Hot Black Coffee

I’m off very shortly to load gear in and set up at a local café where we’re performing a gig this evening. It’s amazing how busy my day can get.

So if I’m still asleep while you are reading this, well, then I’m in trouble, because I have an eight o’clock appointment tomorrow morning.

So this is me, signing off from right in the thick of it all, right in the thick of hectic and busy.

ADHD, Right In The Thick Of It

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, Right In The Thick Of It. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 25, 2020, from


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