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Kelly’s ADHD Keeps Him … At Psych Central

Happy anniversary (you know, last friday ...)
*Sigh …

Seven years ago, almost to the day, I started writing this blog.

I contracted to publish three posts a week. Seven times fifty-two is … a lot.

What? Oh, I’m being told that’s 364 weeks. … and, oh yes, approximately 1,092 posts. Thank you, easily distracted part of my brain.

That part of my brain that had to stop and calculate those figures is also the part of my brain that didn’t realize until today that my Psych Central anniversary was four days ago.

Yep, Friday’s post was on my anniversary.

What?

That post was titled “What’s The ADHD Word,” so I guess the word should have been “forgetful much?”

Yeah, I know, that’s two words. I’m willing to screw up for a shot at getting a chuckle from my readers.

And this is my catch up post, my “happy belated anniversary to me” post, so I’m hopeful that I made you laugh a little to make up for being late with this.

Har har …

No? Oh well, I tried. Let’s not dwell then, ‘kay?

Seven years ago Friday last, I wrote a post that introduced myself to you, the readers. It was called “Kelly’s ADHD Lands Him … At Psych Central” and it was a good post.

Well, I liked it. I’ve read it at least three times.

In it …

I wrote a bit about my history with life, with ADHD, and with blogging.

I also outlined what my intentions were.

Having just read it over again, I’m pleased with what I’ve done so far.

I admit

I’ve gotten a bit busy with life in the past couple years, and with other projects as well.

I mean, I have ADHD. If I just did one thing, I’d die of boredom. Don’t shake your heads, you know it’s the truth.

And the list of things I’ve done in the last two to three years is pretty damned impressive.

Like what?

Oh, well, I sold my house. And then I moved in with my new partner. And so far she’s still putting up with me, and that means I have been managing some of the more irritating ADHD symptoms, right?

I’ve spent several years in a choir. I’ve spent several years running a weekly open mic. I’ve bought a cottage. I’ve done a lot of odd jobs to help support my eating and sleeping in sheltered places habits.

I’ve joined a Dragon Boat Club. I’ve started curling (you know, on ice, Canadian stuff, not hair curling).

And …

I’ve written a whole lot of words of fiction in the form of the first three-quarters of a novel. I’ve started booking guests for and hosting a TV show. I’ve started writing and hosting a radio show once every four or five weeks.

I’m still working as an editor and as an IT professional. I’m still playing music ,and still hopeful that I’ll get a chance to write more.

But also

I still have ADHD.

And people are still trying to understand ADHD, both medical professionals and the people who have it or who have friends and family and employees who are dealing with it.

So, given that I have it, and that I write, and that people are still working on understanding it ….

I guess I’ll keep writing about ADHD for a while longer.

I hope you’ll keep reading about it.

here. I meant reading about it here. I mean, yes, you can read about it other places too. I’m not a bully, I just hope you’ll read my stuff as well, you know, ’cause that’s why I write it …

Anyway, please read my blog, ‘kay?

Thanks.

Kelly’s ADHD Keeps Him … At Psych Central

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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Babcock, K. (2018). Kelly’s ADHD Keeps Him … At Psych Central. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 12, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/adhd-man/2018/09/kellys-adhd-keeps-him-at-psych-central/

 

Last updated: 25 Sep 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Sep 2018
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