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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.

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Archives: August 2011

posted: Friday August 26th - 11:00am

A Year After Losing My Job and My Home, I'm Still ADDrift, Without a Permanent Address

As an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), is it possible to achieve a stable home life?

I apologize that I’ve been incommunicado lately. This summer has flown by in a whirlwind of traveling -- first from Hong Kong to my family's home in New York, then around the United States and Canada -- visiting family and friends during a break between the end of my old job and the start of a new one. I can't believe it, but...
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posted: Wednesday August 17th - 11:30am

Trying to Hold Down a New Job as an Adult With ADD/ADHD

With a spotty work history -- thanks in part to ADD/ADHD symptoms, like disorganization, impulsiveness, and lackluster listening skills -- I'm more hopeful than ever to keep this new job.

I've recently accepted a job to be a writing professor at a university in Hong Kong. I will soon be led to the starting gates and required to show off my stuff. Starting a new gig is nothing new -- I’ve been tempted to count the number of new starts and beginnings I've had (OK, let's just say it's been more than the number of fingers...
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