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Sudden Change Takes Time

Me doing the Vulcan mind meld on myself

You can't read my mind.

And if you could, you'd need to be a speed reader to keep up.

I'm not saying you're not, but either you're Neuro-typical and my mind's thoughts will be switching so fast you'll be getting dizzy, or you're one of my people and while your mind is possibly as fast as mine or even maybe faster, you...

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Sorry, Not Sorry

mmmyeah, sorry?

I was told, shortly after I figured out that I might have ADHD, that I was letting it take over my life.

I kind of laughed out loud, long, and hard over that.

My life had been ADHD before I figured it out. At least I was pretty sure it had, once I'd understood what ADHD was.

And later on, when I'd been diagnosed, the emotions that flooded over me were undeniably overwhelming.
What's so...

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Nothing Left To Say On ADHD

Nada, zilch, nothing ...

It's Good Friday, and since the one part of that is "Friday," that means that it's also post day for this blog.

And I've done all my other writing and work so this is all that's left to do before I close up my office and start enjoying my "day off."

But I'm a little bit stumped on what to write.

I swear I've written it all already. There's nothing left...

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Copping The Right ‘Tude With ADHD

It's easier than you think

Attitude isn't anything when you have ADHD, it's everything!

And everyone with ADHD has an attitude. Trust me on that.

And you might as well know that it isn't always a good one. In fact, pre-diagnosis, it isn't ever a good one. Well, rarely.

Without the comprehension of ADHD, but with the disorder itself firmly fixed in your life, you don't have the same chance of getting your...

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ADHD At The Playoffs

Is it ADHD or not ADHD?

So, you've got ADHD. Me too.

And what's that you say? You've made it to the playoffs of what ever sport it is you participate in? Well so have I.

And you're wondering what all this means? You're wondering if you got there because of, or in spite of your ADHD?
Yes!
Well. I'll be darned. Me also!

And I'm not sure what the answer is. On the one hand, I'd...

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Inside The Box

I'm a big fan of working outside the box

Yesterday I helped my old boss install a ceiling fan. It was in my living room. I had fun.

But it wasn't done in the traditional way.

When I worked for him, I did what I was told ... mostly.

He allowed me a fair bit of autonomy because I'm kind of clever and sometimes saw easier ways of doing things right.

But he would not...

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How ADHD Feels

feeling in color ...

You want to know how ADHD feels? Well, it feels normal for me, but that's because it's the only thing I've ever known.

And to be able to tell you how it feels different from being a neuro-typical person (NT) would require me to have experienced that.

But, you're in luck, because I do have a few answers to the question, "How does it feel to have ADHD?"
How does that work?
I...

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Okay, ADHD, I Tried!

It took a while to figure out ...

Okay, already. I tried.

First, for nearly fifty years, I tried to be normal. I thought I was normal. Okay, I thought I was on the outer edge of normal, but still in the circle.

I tried to interact with others normally, but of course, as soon as I got thinking it was going well I'd let my guard down and impulsively mention something unmentionable and...

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ADHD – Three Dimensional Spectrum Symptom Disorder

This is me!

There's a mouthful for you.

And it may not even matter to you, I am fully prepared to admit that. But this post will take you two minutes to read and you might well find that it does matter after all.

Let's just see, shall we?

Here's the concept, a two dimensional chart can show two variables. They are typically referred to as X and Y. No, I don't know why that...

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But What About Me?



... so many things

I hear this a lot, "... with guidance and counseling ..." and it's starting to give me a complex.

And today, I found it repeated almost verbatim in the Wikipedia.

Lets have a little read, shall we?
"Adult ADHD is typically marked by inattentiveness, difficulty getting work done, procrastination and organizational problems. Specifically, adults with ADHD present with persistent difficulties in following directions, remembering...