Okay, I admit it. I stole that title from a blog about how to write blogs and titles.
And I stole it for two reasons. One, I really like cake. And two, it distracted me and I read an entire blog post on blogging, just because I really like cake.
So I figured that if it distracted me, and I have ADHD, it would distract you and you’d read my ADHD blog and I could tell you how annoying it is to be distracted when I’m looking for specific things, like cake.
Okay, that’s not quite right
Well, in many ways it is, I love cake. It shows on me, trust me.
But the thing that isn’t right is this, I don’t get annoyed by being distracted, I get annoyed by realizing I was distracted and I didn’t finish what I had intended to do.
The distractions are great, how else could they distract me.
So, yes …
You caught me. There’s nothing in this post about baking cake. Though I do bake and I’m a total renaissance man, I don’t share my recipes as if they were worth publishing. I mean, I could, but it isn’t in my nature.
So what you really caught me doing is sharing an example of how easily we can be distracted.
And it worked
It distracted me so I’m guessing that, since this blog is over half done and you’re still reading it, it did the same to you.
But that’s okay. Because I also want to point out that when we get distracted we learn things. We learn about life, we learn about ourselves, about how things happen, about how to deal with things.
And since the cake was a lie …
And I’m admitting that the cake was a total lie, you might want to take this away from this post. We still win.
We missed staying on track, yes. We lost focus, yes. We maybe didn’t finish what we were supposed to finish … but, as I said above, we learned things, and therefore we won.
And if you learned anything here, you won, and I don’t feel so guilty.
If you don’t have ADHD, and you came here because you thought there was help for your cake baking, then I guess I owe you an apology.
But I can do that. I learned how to apologize long ago, it’s part of the ADHD skill set.
So, here you go, “I’m sorry you thought that a title with ADHD in it, twice, was really about cake. It wasn’t. Try to keep up.”
Okay, those of you with ADHD, go learn more things. I love ya all.