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Jane D., a 30-something professional writer and student with ADHD, blogs about dating and relationships, working and losing a variety of jobs, and surviving and thriving with attention deficit, along with depression and anxiety. She lives, works, and studies in a big city on the East Coast.« Recent Blog Posts
Archives: April 2008
posted: Wednesday April 30th - 9:41am
The Trouble with Tough Love
From the father to Uncle Sam to shrinks, no one's cutting slack on my ADD lapses.
posted: Monday April 28th - 11:59am
It's Finally Over
Why do I keep looking back instead of going forward?
posted: Friday April 25th - 10:14am
Feeling the Sting of ADD
I've taken the meds, but it's failing me. ADD is still that two-year-old wreaking havoc on my life.
posted: Tuesday April 22nd - 9:14am
When everything is one big question mark, it becomes more than just the ADD.
posted: Monday April 21st - 5:05pm
I waited three hours on line to get into Yankee Stadium to see the Pope on Sunday, and then I sat through a three-hour mass, nearly driving my obsessive ADD self into a nervous breakdown.
The relationship-friendship, whatever you call it, is as dead as a doornail. The ex keeps telling me to relax, chill out. If he took a step closer, he'd understand that his behavior—the sort of silent, non-communicative attitude—does the very opposite. I am getting angry with these NATO (no action, talk only) men, and am ready to take out the stinger. I would like to resort to...
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posted: Monday April 21st - 10:40am
Pondering Career Options
Take the plunge (and lose the job perks) or stay in an ADD funk?
posted: Friday April 18th - 10:10am
Catatonic in the Cubicle
As spring approaches, I'm trying hard to focus at work, but my mind is drifting to other things...
posted: Wednesday April 16th - 11:15am
Too Many Pieces
My father tells me that old habits die slowly, if ever. He may be right.
posted: Tuesday April 15th - 9:03am
Hoarding... My New ADHD Habit
To fight boredom, I'm filling my life with new purchases, friends, projects—and acquiring a mess in the middle of it all.
posted: Monday April 14th - 12:10pm
The List, The List
As I get started on finding a new job, I wonder: Is my lack of ambition caused by ADD or just me?
posted: Friday April 11th - 2:53pm
Making My Case for a Virtual Secretary
I genuinely forgot I had scheduled an appointment. Now my screw-up could cost me my client—and my job.
posted: Wednesday April 9th - 7:38pm
Who Am I Anyway?
I need to fill every waking moment with something, anything, calling, texting, emailing, to stave off the endless winter.
posted: Tuesday April 8th - 9:15pm
Reverting to My 13-Year-Old Self
Instead of fixating on finding a new job, I've impulsively and obsessively thought about "the ex."
posted: Wednesday April 2nd - 10:35am« ADHD & the City's blog
The Why Season
Things are spinning out of control. I have no answers to ADHD, and to the mysteries of it all.
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