Little Old Me with ADHD

For now you can just call me ADHD girl; I'm not in hiding though...you'll know my name eventually.
For now you can just call me ADHD girl; I’m not in hiding though…you’ll know my name eventually.

Hi everyone! Nobody here, but little old me, with ADHD. I thought I’d start this blog by telling you a little about myself and how I decided to start this journey of oversharing. Facts about me; I’m a 33-year-old single woman, who spends most of the time feeling like she’s nowhere near good enough.

“From the outside, my life looks pretty great.”

ADHD Girl

 From the outside, my life looks pretty great; I’m a foster parent, a published author, an online English tutor and an active member of my church. However, the truth is every day I have moments where I get incredibly frustrated because my brain not only does not do what is expected of it, but also sometimes royally screws me over by overthinking, which leads to paranoia, anxiety, and a whole bunch of other things.

 It does have its perks though; I mean it means I am incredibly creative and can think of some pretty great idea that other people can’t even begin to comprehend because of my processing speeds combined with infinite possibilities. Not many people seem to rave about the good side of having ADHD, but I get it, sometimes in many situations the bad overwhelms the good.

“I’d always known I was different, so it came as no surprise I would have to do something different to other children.”

ADHD Girl

I first got diagnosed at 10, after years and years of tests, talks and appointments. I didn’t fully comprehend what it meant at the time except that I would have to take three tablets a day for the foreseeable future. I’d always known I was different, so it came as no surprise I would have to do something different to other children. Now at 33 years old I am unmedicated, partly due to medical advice and partly because I never really enjoyed how the medication made me feel. It was like it took away the best parts of me. ADHD is a part of me, for better or worse.

That brings me to the very reason I started this blog. There is so much false news and preconceptions out there about ADHD. Like for example, a person with ADHD will be bouncing all over the place, will never hold down a job, has a low intelligence or will end up prison. The worse ones go beyond just your basic ignorance and border on being purposefully offensive, things such as ADHD doesn’t exist or it’s just an excuse for bad parenting.

I started this blog because I want to break though those false conceptions and prove to people that ADHD is not a bad thing, just a different way of thinking. I’m even hoping that little old me may inspire people who have ADHD, that they can achieve anything with the right support. Of course, I’m nobody special, but I wouldn’t be who I am if not for the ADHD, which is why I’ve called this blog ‘ADHD and Me’ You can’t have one without the other. I hope you enjoy, subscribe and share. Let the fun begin!!

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