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ADHD

I Still Don’t See …

Oh, I see ...

I've been struggling to describe ADHD in a way that could be understood.

And part of that struggle comes from the fact that I don't really understand what it is like to not have ADHD

In the past I spent time not knowing I had ADHD, thinking I was just like everyone else. I thought that I was maybe a little different, but nothing definable.
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ADHD

What Time Is It?

Get them done ...

Yeah, on second thought, don't tell me.

I find it absolutely amazing that I learned to tell time so easily. But I haven't yet learned the significance of time.

I mean, I get that it passes, and I know there's only so much of it. I know there's lots more coming, but others have things that they need to do at certain times so I'm supposed to get...
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ADHD

A Million Things To Do

Gotta get it done ....

Yep. I have a million things to do. And that used to overwhelm me.

I've got to find a new truck cap for winter. The cap off my old truck won't fit the new one, so I'm driving around with my bed exposed.

And I have to make dinner for tonight. I mean, that's often part of my daily tasks, so no big deal, but still, it's on the...
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ADHD

Hey Doc … You’ve got ADHD?

Healing art

So, people with ADHD are everywhere. And they are doing everything.

And the deal is, if you have ADHD, and you've figured out your coping mechanisms, and you can handle the job you're doing, then you go!

I've written about being fairly sure I shouldn't drive a bus. Especially not a school bus. I'm not suggesting the added responsibility of children would be a bad thing, but hey need to be certain places...
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ADHD

Do Over!

Uh ... no!

Every September I start feeling regret.

I had watched so many people going through school so smoothly, so easily, and I kept falling behind.

I knew I wasn't stupid. I could grasp ideas and concepts quicker than most others in my classes. But I could not keep my attention on lessons where the same thing was repeated long after I'd gotten it.

Then I'd miss the next part, because by...
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ADHD

Wander Man!

Not your average super hero ...

Hello people of earth. That's right, it's me, Man of DistrAction!

That's my super hero name. I get away with a lot because of that. People who know me don't expect me to always be focused on the right thing, but they know that when I am, I'll do a good job of whatever I'm doing ...

... until I get distracted and they have...
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ADHD

Take The Day Off

My day off ...

So it's Wednesday, and the week is only half over.

And it's true that I work at so many different jobs that it's impossible for me to take an entire day off.

And worse still, I work seven days a week, though it's true that I only do a couple of things on the weekend, unless something comes up in one of my weekday jobs that needs my attention.

So...
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ADHD

Lean On Me

Strength, like character, is built

I'm not the strongest person I know, but I'm as strong as I need to be if you need me to be there for you.

You see, I've had times when I could have used a friend to lean on. ADHD will do that to you.

And the worst of it is that many of those times when I could have used someone to lean on were times when...
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