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Of All The Jobs I’ve Ever Had

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What’s on the agenda today, eh?

I’ve done a lot of things in my life. And we all know why that is.

I have ADHD. The things I do need to be exciting or interesting to hold my attention.

I’ve been so many different things in my life that I often forget some of them.

Did I ever mention I worked on farms as a youngster? Yeah, that was the life. Things constantly changing, a different job every day sometimes, and then the same job for days on end and then different again … it was great.

And now?

I’ve tried to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and I’m stumped.

And my friends, I have to tell you that it’s getting down to the wire. I’m sixty, I’d like to solve this particular riddle before it’s time to retire for good. (I’ve retired several times already from various things.)

Graphic artist?

Yeah, I did that, I created a magazine all by myself as a handout for a bridal show. I’ve got a couple of copies of it around here somewhere. I did every advert in it, laid out every page, decided on content and arranged the ads, did the cover, the masthead, it was a blast to do.

And when it was done? I was happy to say, “Well, I’ve done that. What’s next?”

These days I do ads every now and again for the online news website I work for, but that’s not my real job there.

Over the weekend …

We got hacked. We had to have our site sanitized and we’re now in lock down. Exciting times I tell you.

Lock down, by the way, means that we have to keep our site locked so that files cannot be written to it. That means every time we publish we have to go through the extra steps of unlocking the site, uploading our files, and relocking the site. Until we are certain that all our code is current and up to date we will be doing that.

And how do I know this?

Because I’m the guy who unlocks and locks the site. And yes, you’re right, that’s going to get boring pretty quickly. I don’t think that’s the job I want for the rest of my life.

But I love working in media. All manners of media. I love writing music, and performing it. I love when others perform my songs too.

I also love working on the radio and doing podcasts, writing blog posts and the occasional news story for the site I work for.

So my plan is …

My plan is to settle down to a life of doing as many different things as I can all at once, and call that my job.

It’s the way I am, basically, it’s who I am. I am an enigma.

So my job will be to be myself and that means never knowing fully what any day has in store for me, but knowing it will be exciting in a cumulative way.

And now, I’m off to work.

Of All The Jobs I’ve Ever Had

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. (2019). Of All The Jobs I’ve Ever Had. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 21, 2020, from


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