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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.

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Archives: December 2010

posted: Wednesday December 15th - 12:30pm

Battling the Birthday Blues

An approaching birthday reminds me how unstable I seem for my age. But who's putting more pressure on me to conform to a "normal," "successful" lifestyle -- me or the world around me?

The 35th birthday is around the corner, so let's start the countdown or the meltdown. After the 30th birthday, each that has followed has been a sore reminder that time is ticking away and that I need to decide on a career, a man, and eventually a city to call my own before my youth is totally gone. So far the only three things that I...
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posted: Wednesday December 1st - 11:00am

Trying to Live in the Moment With ADHD

Lost love and failed employment from my past life continue to haunt me in Asia. Did I make the right choice to work abroad?

The goal before I left Gotham to live and work in Asia was to live in the present. People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) tend to suffer from a fireworks display of thoughts; thrilling, beautiful, and fleeting, and usually diverting our attention from the task at hand. I have been reading Psalms and trying so hard to focus on the here and now. I tell...
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