Welcome to ADHD In Real Life.
You’ve been diagnosed with one of the most frustrating and disheartening medical conditions one can have. Or maybe you’re thinking you may have it, and are learning about it to see if the proverbial shoe fits. Either way, this is a good place to learn about some reality-based ways to succeed despite being sabotaged by your own brain.
It’s said that people with ADHD live in a ‘permanent present’ – in that they don’t have a ‘normal’ sense of time, and past and future are just mashed into the here and now. That’s certainly the case with me. I’m actually supposed to be sorting my taxes right now, but all day I’ve been thinking about how I’ve never been able to find an ADHD blog that gave me exactly what I needed. There are all kinds of explanations of how the ADHD brain works, philosophical musings on how to approach challenges, and helpful guides on when and how to disclose. These have all been super-helpful to me as I continue my journey. But over the years, I’ve developed my own tips and tricks that I think may benefit others.
So I’m shirking my duties and writing this for you. Sure, it’s for me – because anyone who has ADHD knows that the ideas that bounce around one’s head all day don’t ever really go away. One has to dosomething with them. So I suppose it’s a form of self-therapy, in a sense. But it’s also for you. I’m going to try to give you some blog posts that help you get through your existence as a person with Adult ADHD in this world built for people without it.
I’m going to bring you some actionable tips on how you can handle things like money, vacations, work, relationships, and all the other important stuff. But I’m going to cover the other fun stuff too, like fishing and Tae Kwon Do. I’m going to reflect on and share with you some of the portrayals of ADHD we see in culture and the media. I’m going to tell you some personal stories about my experiences with ADHD. But I’m also hoping you’ll tell me some stories and share some tips in the comments section. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
I’m designing this blog so that you can just jump around to read about the topics you like. There’s no recommended order. If you want to know a bit about me, and want to decide whether or not I’m worth reading, maybe start with the post titled, ‘Who the Heck I am, Anyway?’.
I wish you the best of luck in your ADHD journey. It’s a tough one, I know. I’ve gotten a lot of comfort from reading blogs and posts on ADHD over the years (especially this one), so I guess this is a small way to contribute to the community. So hang out here if it helps.
And if you find something else that really helps, let me know. I could use it.