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Embrace Life

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Grab it all!!!

This is the last post of November for this year. The next post will be the first December post.

Some years that just slips right past on me and I don’t notice it happening.

That doesn’t mean that my blog will now be decorated for the holidays with endless Christmas music streaming or anything like that.

I will likely write a few posts about dealing with the holidays. I usually do.

But …

The reason I’m noting the significance of the date today is because I’m feeling a little old and realizing that time passes.

So I want you to notice that as well.

Yes, most of you are younger than me, and some of you might even be practically kids, but let me point out that I was one of those as well.

Let me tell you

Here’s what I remember from when I was a youngster.

It seemed like life would go on for ever!

And it was dragging. So slow. Nothing changed, unless I changed it, and that was hard work.

But now?

Now it seems like I was just thinking that and it’s gone.

Things are changing and changing fast.

I’m keeping up, I’m a fast guy. But I’m also aware that, while I still feel like my mind is 18 years old my body is starting to let me down.


I know that you have trouble with your life, you have ADHD so that’s a given.

But I also know that you have a life.

And you have the ability to cope, you’ve managed so far.

I know some people …

I know some folks who grumble. It seems like it’s their life’s work.

They complain about many things, things that cannot be changed.

And when I observe them doing that, my question is, “Who wants to live like that?”

Their answer?

Their answer is usually, “Right?” … but they’re not getting it.

I’m asking, “Who wants to live a life of constant complaining?”

I guess …

Maybe they do. If that gives you some satisfaction, then do it, go all in.

But for me, I have come to terms with the idea that things I cannot change need to be more than just endured, they need to be examined and their benefits determined and exploited.

And that brings me back to ADHD.

We can’t change

That statement, “We can’t change.” that would be a lie.

We can’t change the fact that we have ADHD. But we can change how we do things. We can’t change that we are easily distracted, but we can remember that and manipulate our surroundings so that the things that distract us lead us back on track.

We can’t fix ADHD, but we can learn to live with it to the best of our abilities.

And we can embrace these lives we have, and squeeze every drop of enjoyment out of them that we can.

And, I am doing just that.

Embrace 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.

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2019). Embrace Life. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 24, 2020, from


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