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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: February 2012

posted: Monday February 27th - 9:23am

Lost In Translation? Or Just Lost?

I'm jittery. I avoid eye contact. I dissolve into tears without provocation. Is it depression? Anxiety? Or the cumulative effect of too much stress and ADHD?

The weather in Hong Kong swings from sticky humid to cucumber cool and in the bipolar weather, I find my moods equally turbulent. I've become moody again in a sort of "Three Faces of Eve" way that surpasses everyday ups and downs. I'll admit to full-blown Mt. Everest type tantrums and dissolved into tears for no real reason. I've lashed out at the grandmother as she...
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posted: Monday February 13th - 10:31am

Grandma on Finding Love: "Do Less, Do Better, Smile More, Worry Less"

I'm starting to believe I may never find love -- my family sure seems to think so. Can I learn to accept what I can't seem to change, and face up to a lonely fate?

Three meltdowns in a month -- that's not good. For me, a meltdown consists of a toxic combination of ADHD and feeling dark blue, then asking, "Is this it?" and bursting into tears. Can I come to terms with the reality that this is who I am? That this is me, warts and all, and there's not much I can do to change that? That given...
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