On Monday you left me rocking gently on the waves of Georgian Bay, out of gas and unable to help myself or my passenger, thanks a lot!
Okay, I know it wasn’t your fault, I know exactly whose fault it was, it was mine!
Me on board the ADDWater!
I was angry with myself and upset with the situation. I sat staring at the gas gauge, willing it to rise from the depths of the red zone. It mocked me. Finally I looked up. My boating companion, a veteran of the bay, was sitting quietly and smiling. “We’re on an adventure.” she said. View full article »
Okay, I’m gonna break down and buy a degree from one of those email university degree places. They keep emailing me and I figure they must know how badly I wanted to have letters after my name. How they found out about this desire of mine is beyond me. They did, and I’ve decided to embrace the opportunity. View full article »
I’ve just finished watching (for the umpteenth time) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, but this time I was wondering why there was no definitive guide to life with ADHD. Where’s my Hitchhikers Guide with friendly, reassuring printing on the outside cover?
I know, there are books on ADHD that we think of as definitive works, the be all and end all, the “Book of books,” as it were. View full article »
You know, every long weekend I’ve spent for the last 27 years has been carefully scripted. Family gatherings, day-trips, picnics, barbeques, swimming, boating, the list is long and varied. But the commonality is that I never had to figure out what to do, I just went along. View full article »
I’m always looking for things to distract me, or maybe distractions are looking for me. Whichever way you want to view it, I’m aware of the end result. I find myself wandering from one thing to the next, looking for new and interesting things. That’s how I ended up filling out surveys for an online polling company. View full article »
If life is a highway, I’m going to be hit by a passing bus any minute now. I can’t seem to stop spinning. Can’t stop long enough to see where I’m going or where I’m standing right now.
I know, it’s in my nature, I know it’s ADHD. I know that I’m being distracted from the thing that distracted me from the thing that distracted me [... ad nauseam ] from the thing that I started to do when I got up this morning, right? Yes, but I’m noticing that it’s worse than it’s ever been. View full article »
It's a "Good Morning" every morning in my office "Good Morning" by Elaine Doy in centre "Pulse" by Elaine Doy on left
My friend, Elaine Doy (mentioned in Monday’s post), is a “painter extraordinaire” and her work thrills me. But I was not surprised to learn that she is often unhappy with her work while she’s working on it. She says she starts to paint and then takes a look at what she’s done and despairs of it ever being what she wants it to be. I’m personally pleased that she perseveres. View full article »
I’m sorry I’ve been out of touch. It’s not like me to be silent so long, it’s not like me to be silent at all. I’m afraid I’ve had some tragedy in my life these last two weeks. I’ve suffered a loss, and I’m unable to discuss it at this time.
But I need to move forward, not on, not away from, just forward. Part of that will be starting to write again. And this will be my second shot at it. View full article »
I’m not out. Well, okay, I’m out here on my blog, and many people know I’m a person with ADHD, but I don’t wear it on my shirt.
Oh, you’ve seen that picture of me with the shirt? In my defence, I bought it ’cause the designer is my friend. And I took the picture for her to use on her website. Yes, I’ve put it up here on my own site … okay, okay, yes, I love wearing that shirt. View full article »
There is no end to the paradoxes (paradoxi?) that permeate ADHD. Hyper-focus vs lack of focus, being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) vs being highly self centred, being a creative problem solver vs being a creative problem creator …
My paradox for today is what goes on when I have something important to do. I have the energy, the desire to work, but no way of getting down to it. View full article »