Archive for the ‘What it’s like’ Category

I’ve been a little missing lately, and I’m sorry about that.  My business has required a bit more of my time as I try once again to pull it out of the suck heap it’s become, and my writing in other avenues has taken up a fair amount of my time as well.  However, I’ve still been dealing with being ADHD, and I’m also raising a kid with ADD (thankfully a more mild form of it).

Before I get into the latest, I have a confession to make.  I am a huge geek.  My favorite science fiction show of all time isn’t Star Trek.  I’m not a Star Wars geek either.  Oh, I love both shows just fine, but what I am is a Browncoat.  Don’t know what that is?  Well, Browncoats are the fans of that short lives television series Firefly, and I’m one of the most uber Browncoats you’ll ever come across.

What does that have to do with ADHD though (talk about burying the lead!)? (more…)

A new way to explain

Posted: August 29, 2013 in What it's like
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It’s hard for a “normal” person to understand what it’s like to have ADHD.  Last night, I stumbled on what may be a new way to explain it to the non ADHD mind.  I figured I’d share it here and ask for comments, concerns, and let folks give it a shot.  It might work well.  It might not.  However, we’ve got to try something, right?

My wife and I were having our nightly “How was your day?” conversation when she mentioned feeling overwhelmed at some point yesterday.  As the conversation was about at the end anyways, I seized the opportunity.  I apologized for hijacking the conversation, but went on to ask her about feeling overwhelmed.  “I feel like that almost all the time,” I told her.  “That’s part of ADHD for me.” (more…)

My mind is a raging torrent

Posted: August 21, 2013 in What it's like
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So what is it like to have ADHD?  Well, there are a lot of ways to describe it, but none of them are quite right.  First, you have the dog from the movie UP, with constant sidebars of “SQUIRREL!”  Unfortunately, that’s not even close to right.  Oh, it looks right from the outside, but it doesn’t tell you what it’s like to be inside the head of someone like myself. (more…)