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Jane D., a professional writer with ADHD in her early 40s, 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 and works near a big city on the West Coast.« Recent Blog Posts
Archives: June 2008
posted: Thursday June 26th - 3:36pm
I'm ready to stop the vicious cycle of dropping things when they're no longer a novelty.
I've kind of lost interest in swimming. It's the damnedest thing. Lately, I've not been psyched about going to the pool or about joining the masters practices. I've tried hard to push myself, only to arrive and swim and whine. The coach gives out directions, and I basically start squawking, "Argh, why do we have to do it in that amount of time?" The thing is...
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posted: Wednesday June 25th - 10:20am
A Day at the Beach
In conversations, I cling onto every word, so that I won't be caught in my inattentiveness. Sometimes though, what I hear is like Greek.
posted: Friday June 20th - 11:55am
When Will This Stop?
I often fantasize of a workplace where ADD and creativity are rewarded. Then maybe the anxiety and depression wouldn't be a problem.
I wish the ideas would stop. I feel like that kid in dodgeball, who has all of the balls thrown at her at once, and there's no way to fend off the barrage, except to duck. In the end, the ideas are non-existent anyway, because they are, as the father says, simply ideas: illusions, delusions, and not real, because rarely are they executed. How shitty can...
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posted: Monday June 16th - 12:46pm
Things are exploding at work. I can see the landscape — the big ideas — but with the ADD, I miss the details of that landscape.
posted: Thursday June 12th - 10:50am
Sorry, sorry, sorry. I can't help it, but sometimes, it's not the ADD.
posted: Wednesday June 11th - 10:43am
The ADD's Not Too Sexy
I'm struggling with a disorder that gets no sympathy and just doesn't seem very sexy.
posted: Friday June 6th - 11:23am
A Million Thoughts
In the course of a work day, my thoughts vary from how to be a fashion designer to making a soufflé. Will I ever find a place of peace?
posted: Tuesday June 3rd - 2:58pm« ADHD & the City's blog
Given the number of drinks I've knocked over on dates, I'd say adults with ADD are dumb when it comes to coordination.
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