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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: March 2012

posted: Tuesday March 20th - 12:17pm

What's Next? Living In Tomorrow, In My Head

Focusing on today -- on meeting its challenges head on and battling my ADHD demons -- is tough work. So, instead, I obsess about what comes tomorrow, this summer, next year.

This was a good morning. A gold-star morning. A lay-out-your-stuff-the-night-before and get-up-when-you-should morning. All of this despite last night's nagging dream of a wedding -- not mine, of course. I cannot feign surprise or confusion about the dream's psychological origins. As my cousin's big day nears, my singleness has been bothering me greatly with no solutions in sight. Sadness is my reality lately, with occasional glimmers of...
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posted: Monday March 12th - 7:02pm

Please Say You Understand

I am a nomad. I don't stay anywhere long. But after 36 years of constant motion, I still haven't outrun my ADHD -- or the deep sadness that has seeped in lately.

Perhaps this city's lack of sun and its smothering gray sky are responsible for my recent funk -- more painful and longer lasting than others I've endured. I've been trying to swim or write myself out of it, but without much success. It is like one step forward two steps back. Then again, maybe it is the anticipation of visiting relatives, or the cultural differences that...
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posted: Tuesday March 6th - 1:16pm

A Monologue With God

Are you listening, God? It's me, Jane. And I sure could use a therapeutic ear, a friendly shoulder, and a man. Especially that last one.

Greeting a new day. Swimming. Writing. These daily joys are sometimes a struggle to achieve and appreciate, especially when the Tasmanian devil of Boredom is running rampant in my head. Not to mention the extreme moodiness that triggers depression so bad that I don't even want to be around myself. Which is tough because I really have no choice. Come April, the grandmother and I won't be...
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