This having ADHD stuff is really quite inconvenient.
Yes, I’m being facetious. It’s about as inconvenient as sitting on a bomb with a hundred wires leading to it and only one will stop the bomb from exploding and the rest will blow it up … and the wires are all white.
And, you know, there’s a timer and there’s a switch that you’re sitting on and the bomb is going to go off eventually and all that other melodramatic stuff.
But for us, it isn’t melodrama, it’s life.
Yesterday’s post …
Yesterday’s post was about one simple aspect of our lives, missing an appointment and the worst case scenario of that. But that’s just the beginning of having ADHD.
Another thing I’ve written in the past couple of days was a response to an email from someone suggesting that “it seems that you prefer your behavior as opposed to wanting to diminish it.”
It seems that he had mistaken my acceptance of my circumstance as my preference. I explained that this is not the case.
Acceptance is the beginning
Acceptance of my ADHD is the first step in moving forward and dealing with it.
But some things are easy to deal with and others … not so much.
There is, however, some pretty good advances in technology that make life a lot better for us.
When I was a child, the phone was attached to the wall, hardwired in place, no one ever asked where I was on the phone, they knew, they had not called me, they had called the phone in my family’s home.
Now, I have a phone that takes care of a lot more than just phone calls, and a lot of the things it helps with are things that made my ADHD life a problem.
My phone …
My phone knows what I’m supposed to be doing. Well, as long as I put my appointments into its calendar it does. And I find that invaluable.
My phone knows where I am, or at least, it knows where it is, and if it’s with me I know where I am. I’m not saying I used to get lost, but I often wouldn’t be adventurous because I knew how easy it was for me to get lost.
Speaking of lost, there’s a new collection of tech tools that help us find things like lost phones and lost keys and lost purses or wallets. That’s the coolest.
And then there’s the internet itself, the ultimate question answerer. What’s that star up there? What’s the shortest way to grandma’s house? When were post-its invented? What would my name be in Russian?
And social media is one of our advancers as well, even as it distracts us, it also has brought us the one gift that was missing in our lives before …
Social media has brought us …. together.
Social media has connected us, all of us who were scattered and isolated, surrounded by the nine non-ADHDers that exist for every one of us.
The world is moving forward, technology is developing, and we are learning to use parts of it to make our lives better.
Yes, life, it’s getting easier.