I’m pushing 40 and just got diagnosed with ADHD… now what? Start a blog, of course!

So, first things first, my apologies for any wonkiness of this site. I’ve never really done this before and I’ll be learning as I go with this whole thing.

Okay, why am I doing this? I’m a 37 year old mom, worker, student, etc. and I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD. AND I’M FRICKING THRILLED ABOUT IT.

As long as I can remember, I have tried and failed to focus, to get things started, to get things done and with all those failure, I blamed myself. I felt like I was stupid because I lost track of what I was doing. I felt lazy because even though I wanted to get a particular task done, I kept pushing it off and pushing it off until it was the very last minute or… it didn’t get done. This was with everything: laundry, bills, papers for school, notes for work, cleaning the house.

After my two sons were diagnosed with ADHD I, of course, fell down the rabbit hole about the condition and I came across symptoms of undiagnosed adult ADHD. And I was essentially that Spiderman meme with the identical Spidermen pointing at each other.

So, now… I have the diagnosis. I have a name for what my brain does. And with that name comes ways to work with it. With medication, I hope, but also with cognitive and behavioral work. So this site is for me to share my experience and hopefully hear about others’ and exchange resources.

Now, I know was supposed to be doing something but I can’t remember what it was. BRB…

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