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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: January 2009
posted: Thursday January 29th - 5:43am
A Staycation from ADHD
Date night gave me the stimulus I needed to forget about the job-pinched money crisis I found myself in.
posted: Wednesday January 28th - 10:11am
Taking an Unexpected Turn
I know life with attention deficit disorder is no simple task—but I didn’t know I’d be back at square one at 33 years old.
posted: Sunday January 25th - 2:36am
A Long Hard Winter for Laid-Off Workers
As I hunt for job offers in a world that divides into the "haves" and "have nots," I'm reminded suddenly that an adult with ADHD will almost always be on the outside.
The days of unemployment blend into each other, and I am fast discovering that finding piecemeal jobs is driving me even crazier. A babysitting job here and there, and teaching swimming for $12 an hour. Oh, there is work to be done, even in this economic downtown, but where do adults with attention deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD) fit in? For me, the work never ends, and the...
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posted: Friday January 23rd - 10:07am
A Heartbreaking Smirk at Drifting Genius
Can the outside world see the wit and wisdom in us adults with attention deficit disorder?
posted: Thursday January 22nd - 10:01am
Living with Adult ADHD in Unemployment Land
When I had a job, I had a boss barking after me. Now the days just plod along, as I try to fight unemployment boredom.
posted: Friday January 16th - 10:50am
If Obama Were Santa Claus, I’d Have a Job
A wrong career move, a bad economy, a mismanagement of attention deficit symptoms. So many factors led to my job loss.
posted: Monday January 12th - 11:27am
ADHD and the Downsizing Effect
Your job is your identity. I've lost both, and health insurance for attention deficit medication might be next.
posted: Friday January 9th - 12:20pm
A Distraction from the Day-to-Day Stress of ADHD
To break from the anguish of unemployment and untreated attention deficit disorder, I turned to another misery: dating.
posted: Thursday January 8th - 10:31am
Treat ADHD with a Delete Button
I resolve to be productive. How about a do-over delete button to make the goal reachable for people with attention deficit disorder?
posted: Wednesday January 7th - 5:28pm
Sorrow for the Unemployed ADHD Woman
Everyone pities you when you're jobless, even more so when you're diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).
posted: Monday January 5th - 10:51am« ADHD & the City's blog
Going Home for the Holidays with ADHD
The chronic reality of anxiety and depression from the job loss sets in, and the holiday cheer disappears.
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