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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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posted: Tuesday December 6th - 10:22am

My Birthday Wish

This year, instead of wishing away my ADHD and the unstable, ever-changing life it brings, I am taking a deep breath and blowing out my candles with the dream that society can start to accept us folks with ADHD the zany, wonderful way we already are.

This year on my birthday, I am coping with ADHD with a wish on my candles
Growing up, birthday celebrations were whimsical, magical times. I remember one year my parents hired a professional clown, and another when they catered my party with Happy Meals from McDonald's. Those were the days of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and goody bags. But as I got older, the bright shine of birthdays faded with each passing year. My parents divorced. My sister and I moved, and after that I can't...
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