One of the biggest problems with having ADHD is being distracted. And one of the biggest problems with distraction is that it takes so very little to distract us.
Take reading For example. When I read, one line – hell, one phrase can send my mind reeling off to another place or time and while one side of my brain continues to recognize and parse words, the other side is looking at the pretty stones along the path. View full article »
I wonder about why we do what we do, why we impulsively decide to step off the curb of safety into the adventurous unknown
Learning From the Past
In my youth I made many hedonistic decisions in search of happiness. I often regretted those decisions, but couldn’t stop making them. It took literally years of my life to realize that instant gratification didn’t equal happiness. View full article »
“WE DO TOO!!!!”
“People with ADHD don’t necessarily hoard things, it’s not a symptom!”
“Many of us do, including you, apparently.” I said quietly.
We laughed, and looked around to see if anybody was staring at us. We talk fast & loud and we laugh a lot and occasionally swear when we’re excited. View full article »
Okay, I blew it, again.
I did an interview on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show about having Adult ADHD. That’s good. I remembered to call in on time, still good. I spoke clearly and concisely with just a few ummm’s and aaaah’s, and I answered all the questions; good, good, good.
Then it Happened
But then, at 12 minutes and 58 seconds in, I opened my mouth and said “…but I know quite a few people with ADHD, and I know so many of them who would give anything to not be.” View full article »
On Friday I told you about my attempts to submit, in a timely manner, an application for a grant. There was a deadline, and I had set an earlier one. My plan was to send in the application a month in advance and then spend the month between deadlines revelling in this victory over my ADHDness.
Yeah, right! We left off on Friday with my ms (manuscript) having gone to my editor friend to be vetted before submission. I had five days before the actual deadline. We’ll pick it up there. View full article »
All I want to do is write!
Okay, I’d like to live on a yacht and have someone cook and clean for me while I rake in the big bucks writing amazing words that people talk about over coffee in chic french cafes. Ha!
I’d like that, but I’m not delusional enough to believe that it will ever happen. View full article »
I’m under the gun today, so as short as this post is, it’s going to have to do. For those of you who need more, I suggest the links included in this post.
If you’ve been following my blog here at Tao Of Taylor, you know I’m hoping for change in many areas of our society, and our world. And yes, I do try to do my share, when I can. I advocate on behalf of the disabled community at every opportunity. View full article »
You know, I fail. We all do. But what do we do with that failure? Do we dwell?
If we’re ADHDers we do. For years, sometimes. And I’m not sure we can stop doing that, but many of us are trying. Rick Green, one of my favourite TV personalities, is contemplating less self-recrimination. (He’s the king of Canadian TV Comedy as far as I’m concerned. And he’s apparently been contemplating this stuff from in his throne room.) View full article »
When I was eight years old my father taught me to drive a motorcycle. He had learned, I’m sure, that it was better to be around for my adventures than to find out about them later.
The bike I learned to drive was his 80cc Suzuki. I couldn’t reach the gear shift with my abbreviated legs, so he sat on the back and shifted gears for me. I was an ace on the clutch, throttle and front brake (couldn’t reach the back brake any better than the gear shift, but the front brake stops a bike faster). View full article »
Yes, that's me ... and my boat!
I love my boat. I love being on my boat and I love having friends come out on the water with me. But I love being on my boat alone too.
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