First and foremost I owe you all an apology because I’ve not been updating this blog as often as I should over the past two-week period. The reason for this is simply that ‘I dropped the ball’ so to speak; I’ve had such a lot of things going on such as planning meetings, sick children, and redrafting of my third novel. When I started this blog, I wanted it to be a source of inspiration, education, and support for those with ADHD and for those without, to understand it better.
That being said, I never ever once claimed ‘I am perfect’ or that I don’t struggle. This blog is about more than me and my experiences, it’s about those who struggle with ADHD every day and the issues we face collectively as a whole and as individuals. The sad fact is we are all living in a society where image is generally being prioritised over substance It’s all about how things look instead of their story. It’s all about what you post on social media as opposed to what’s really going on.
It took me years to carve my own path in the face of adversity and I’m sure many of you can relate to that. Image over substance means we struggle to not only face our issues, but to also be ourselves in a world that condemns us indirectly by teaching us we are not what we should be. It puts unrealistic pressures on us to the point where we are not kind to each other or ourselves and we feel like if we make one simple mistake then we need to crucify ourselves for it.
Well, I don’t agree with that, and I won’t crucify myself for failing to update my blog as much as I would have liked. I own my mistakes and I am better for them. I am simply going to use this as an opportunity to learn and grow starting with the apology I offer to you guys. We need to stop allowing society to make us feel like we need to be perfect all the time. It’s ok to drop the ball sometimes because we’re human and because it is only by dropping it that we can learn new ways of carrying it. The most important thing is not that we drop the ball, it’s that we pick it back up again as soon as we are able.
With that being said, Friday’s article is already uploaded and scheduled to be published and I promise to do better for here on in.
Lots of love to those of you who need it. You may also like to read The Secret of Being Happy with ADHD