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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: September 2012

posted: Monday September 24th - 10:13am

Picking up the Pattern

Back to work on the other continent, and back to my struggle to find lasting love. The old familiar question remains: Why don't others find me worthy?

Back in Hong Kong, the pattern starts again: the overpromising, the seeking, the whining, and the overthinking about my great date drought. It's been easy to slip back into this crazed pattern as I slip back into the city; this place is on speed anyway. The escalators are twice as fast, the people walk twice as fast, and as a friend observes, there is almost...
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posted: Wednesday September 5th - 9:48am

Still Restless or Ready to Settle?

The words, "I want to settle down," seem as steady and consistent as a heartbeat. But how to get there has been a lifetime challenge and constant struggle.

The panic sets in now and the countdown begins again. I am counting down the days, literally three, two and then back onto the airplane. Back to the other continent. To another time zone, to another language, lifestyle, to dense humidity, mosh pits of people and noise. Back to work. I am really looking forward to this...not. I am internally kicking and screaming my way back this...
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