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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: January 2012

posted: Thursday January 26th - 3:19pm

Me, Myself, and ADHD

I'm tired of the Hong Kong adventure. I want out. But what if it's not this city? What if it's me? How can I keep running from my ADHD self?

This year, I decided to spend Chinese New Year on my own catching up and writing. For weeks before this mega holiday, I'd been packing my calendar with errands and busywork to avoid the pain of getting together with people -- more specifically, relatives. Family time, lately, does little more than remind me of what I lack and where I am lacking. To be honest, I'm burned...
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posted: Monday January 16th - 11:19am

Adventure? Or ADHD Avoidance?

Guiding a group of 40-plus college students through Asia, I feel lonely, scared, and sick about avoiding the to-do list at home that promises to help me reign in my ADHD.

Last week, I launched yet another adventure chaperoning 40-plus college students from my alma mater on a journey through another Asian city. I want to do a good job on this, my first-ever 'collegiate tour guide' trip and a much-needed respite from Hong Kong. The grandmother observed me packing yet another suitcase shortly after my return from Gotham: "You are so busy," she said matter-of-factly. It...
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