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ADHD, And I Got Nothing To Say

Pondering some of the things I might say
Pondering some of the things I might say

I’m a quiet kind of guy. I don’t really have a lot to say. And that’s true of today too. I really shouldn’t be writing a blog post. I got nothing.

So, half that opening paragraph was a lie. It’s true that I often don’t have anything to say, but it’s pretty rare that that stops me from running my mouth.

And even if I do have some small thing to say, I am often guilty of saying too much.

Often? … or always?

Okay, fine. But even when I am saying too much, sometimes that just leads me to something valid that needs saying. So I’m writing a blog post anyway.

This week is the week I volunteer to help construct the Folk Festival that I love here in my town, Summerfolk. This is the fortieth year this festival has been held, and I enjoy being part of it.

And this year it seems I’ll be taking up a little time on the Homemade Jam Stage as a performer during the open stage times available for aspiring musicians.

But enough about that …

I won’t talk any more about what things are happening in my life. But I will tell you that my hope is that when I’m on stage, I won’t say anything too inappropriate. I mean, the chances of that happening are pretty slim. I know when I’m on stage that I’m being observed. But I wouldn’t say they’re non-existent. And I don’t want to present myself, or my musical group, in a negative light. Especially not my group.

And before we even get to the stage, I have to finish the volunteer work I’ve started, and I don’t want to offend anyone on my crew by saying something stupid.

In the words of one of the songs we perform,
“I don’t want the stupid things I say
to stand between you and me.”

And with the other volunteers I’m more at ease, I’m not “on stage.” But that just means there’s a better chance of my saying the wrong thing.

So what do I do about that?

Me? Nothing. Well, not really nothing. I try to keep my mouth in check. But that doesn’t always work. So I also try to make an effort to cultivate good standing. I work hard, and I do my best to think fast, think ahead, and figure solutions to things before they become problems.

In other words, to make up for my potential for saying the wrong words, I try to put my best foot forward. That puts it where I can keep an eye on it, so it doesn’t end up in my mouth … again.

Sadly, that still leaves the other foot to worry about …

ADHD, And I Got Nothing To Say

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, And I Got Nothing To Say. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2020, from


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