ADHD

Today I Rave

You know you can ...

Yesterday I went on a bit of a rant.

I'm sorry.

I really am.

I mean, I meant every word of what I said, but, if you read it, I'm sorry you had to take the brunt of my unhappiness.
For what it's worth ...
If you're one of the people who like to think of ADHD as a different way of thinking, good for you.

I mean, that...


ADHD

Just A Different Way Of Thinking?

!!!

I am the first person to tell you that whatever gets you through the rough parts is okay by me.

Well, you know what I mean, whatever helps you get done what you need to do, do that.

I'm a big fan of the expression, "Make progress, not excuses."

But I still understand that some tools weren't meant for some jobs, and our brains aren't wired for the life of a neuro-typical person.
So, a different...


ADHD

Dead Grass

The struggle is real, it's just not what you think it is ...

Here in Canada we're experiencing a drought. It hasn't rained in a while, weeks really

And there are a lot of negative repercussions from that.

Crops are going to fail. And that means higher prices for veggies.

And it also means that livestock aren't going to be fed as well and won't gain as much weight so, higher prices for meat as...


ADHD

ADHD? Who Cares?

Me ... not caring

I always have ADHD. It's something that is a part of me.

And there are those who suggest that it is no different from having brown hair (or grey, maybe?) or being tall or having big ears.

They suggest that, as a part of you, it is just something that goes into the way you are and act and are received by the world.
I disagree
Sorry, but this is my life and...


Adult ADHD

Out To Sea

Sometimes I'm lost ...

There are a lot of nautical expressions that describe different kinds of trouble.

Touch and go means that you've scraped bottom and made it off again into open water, sounds like luck, but you spend time worrying about the state of your underside then.

Not on an even keel means you're risking being tipped over in order to get more speed.

But out to sea is the one that...


ADHD

One Of Those Days

Well, there's my coffee ....

Where's my wallet?

I never go anywhere without it. It never leaves my pants pocket except when I have to pay for something or show my ID.

So why can't I find it?

Right, I was wearing shorts yesterday because of the heat. Riddle solved.
What's next?
It's turning out to be one of those days. I feel like I'm getting things done, or rather I feel like I...


ADHD

The Flies Of Distraction

Hey look, a fly!

Have you ever sat in a place where there seem to be more flies than you want buzzing around?

The issue is that they have their own agenda, and most of us don't have a clue what that agenda might be.

It may just be that their sole purpose in life is to land on us or our coffee cup rims and annoy the bejeebers out of us.

Yay! Success!
Yay?
Well, success for...


ADHD

And Then The Mail Came …

Unless it's a really great ... No! What am I saying???

I was on my way to work. I swear I was.

And then the mail came and I found myself at the mall.

And I don't work at the mall.

And this never happened to me when I was younger, so it can't have anything to do with ADHD, right?
Wrong!
I haven't changed. Well, not much. I'm older, and it's true that I have developed some...


ADHD

We Don’t Know The Way

Then you take a left, right?

Plans are good. We know what we want, what we want to do, where we want to be, so we make plans.

This is a human thing.

And we are humans
How it works
NTs (Neuro Typicals) are good at this. They often figure out where they want to be and make plans to get there.

We do that also.
But
Whether you have ADHD or suffer...


ADHD

Sometimes It Rains

Yes it does

When I was young I lived and worked on a farm. It was a family farm. It was my family's farm.

And I loved it.

There was always something to do. There was structure. There was responsibility.
Routine?
Well, yes ... and no.

There were things that needed to be done every day. Chores, milking, feeding the animals, looking after the garden in various ways.

But those routines, as rigid as they were, also changed regularly.
How?
We...


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