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It’s About Life

Not just my life …

Every two or three days I post here about ADHD. It’s a pretty regular thing. I haven’t missed publishing three posts a week in almost six years now.

That’s a lot of words, a lot of titles, a lot of headings, and a lot of images.

And sometimes I write a post and when I give it a title, it turns out I’ve used that title before.

And I’m well aware that there are a lot of things I’ve said more than once. And I’ve maybe not even said some of those things in different words. I know I’ve told people many times that. “We start from here. We move forward.”

Sounds familiar

And for some of my readers, it may seem sometimes that I’m repeating myself. And I suppose I am. But there’s a really good reason for that.

I’m not writing a blog about ADHD. I’m writing a blog about life with ADHD.

Even when I’m not …

Even when I’m not writing about my life specifically, even when I’m writing about research or statistics, even when I’m writing about someone else, someone with ADHD or someone with insight, I’m still writing about life with ADHD.

Because ADHD in a petri dish does not exist. ADHD occurs in only one place. ADHD occurs in the lives of people who’s brains developed in such a way as to leave them with these insidious symptoms that wreck those lives. OUR LIVES!

And there’s the point

Somewhere out there is someone, some one person, that on this day, whatever day it might be, needs to hear me rant or rave about life. There is someone out there who needs to hear me say that people who tell you ADHD does not exist are idiots.

There’s someone who needs to hear me say that life with ADHD sucks but it’s still life and like all lives there is gold in the rivers that you can pan out of an ADHD life but they have got to know that before they’ll try.

There is someone who needs to hear me say that misplacing keys for the tenth time in an hour is okay because they are still a valid human being.

There’s someone who needs to know that they will solve the problems that others can’t, even if they can’t find their socks.

There’s someone who needs to know that even when they forget their child’s appointment, they are still the right person to be in that child’s life, ’cause that child may have inherited a need for their coping skills.

So here it is …

Yes. Here’s my blog post for today. It’s blog post number 956.

It’s here to help anyone who can get some help from it. It’s here to help me get things out there.

It’s here to be read by whoever finds it when they’re searching for help with ADHD.

Here’s my blog post for today … it’s about life. Maybe your life. I hope you get something from it, but if you don’t, I’ve got 955 others for you to choose from.

It’s About Life

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.

email me at ADHD Man

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2017). It’s About Life. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2018, from


Last updated: 19 Oct 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Oct 2017
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