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Archives: September 2008

posted: Tuesday September 30th - 12:41pm

Channel Surfing with ADHD Distractibility

Three hours later, my evening agenda of productive chores has gone totally down the drain, and this blog is all I have to show for a Monday night!

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
First let me tell you all the things I was going to do tonight. First, I was going to go out shopping for a fall coat right after work. It’s pretty cold in the morning and just short sleeves aren’t cutting it anymore. I was going to do all my laundry tonight so I’d have clothes to wear to work this week. I was going to...
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posted: Friday September 26th - 4:50pm

The ADHD Shopaholic Returns

I keep forgetting that $20 here and $50 there adds up. I just can't seem to control my shopping habit.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
I was doing so well managing my finances, but lately I’ve been wearing the magnetic strip off my debit card. It’s the sale season, and it’s so hard for me to resist a bargain. I bought this cute pink purse a few weeks ago, but it’s really too small for me to bring to work, so I gave it to my sister to use...
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posted: Thursday September 25th - 4:37pm

A Finely Tuned Family

For a bunch of ADHDers it’s a miracle that we make it anywhere on time, but we seem to pull it off every time.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
This weekend was my cousin’s wedding. With all the confusion and running around with last minute details it’s a miracle we even made it there! My cousin got married at 5pm on Friday, and the wedding was an hour and a half from my house. We could check into the hotel at 2pm to start getting ready, so counting back we should have left our house at...
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posted: Wednesday September 17th - 10:53am

Relaxation ADHD Style

Relaxing is nice and all, but when you’re used to being busy all the time it’s a little boring too.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
I have to keep reminding myself that it’s normal to be tired once in a while. Lately, I’ve been working a lot and running around getting all kinds of errands done on my nights off from my mall job. Around 9pm I’m just about ready to relax. Usually I’m sitting there saying I don’t know what’s wrong with me; my feet hurt, my back hurts,...
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posted: Tuesday September 16th - 10:40am

My New Car

I absolutely LOVE my car. It’s so cute and small and it’s really clean and shiny and fancy looking on the inside.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Finally, I have my very own brand new (to me) used car! I’ve never been so happy before. I settled for crank-up windows with what I thought was a working ‘beep beeper’ as I call it (I learned that it’s actually called a remote entry system). Turns out that beep-beeper didn’t actually work. Before we left the car place my dad thought to check the...
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posted: Friday September 12th - 10:51am

ADHD Loose Ends

Multitasking is difficult for an ADHDer--I can't start a new task if I haven't tied up all the loose ends from my current project.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Lately I’ve been having trouble transitioning from one thing to the next. Today, I was actually upset that I had to leave work, go home for a few minutes, and go to my fun mall job at night. Usually, I’m itching to get out of my day job, but today I just wasn’t ready to call it quits yet. At my internship I have...
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posted: Monday September 8th - 12:06pm

Too Much ADHD in the House

Without Mom's superhuman organizational skills we'd never make it out of the house in the morning.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Last Wednesday marked the first day of school in our town. In our house that means four kids fighting for the shower, hairdryer, and scrambling to get out of the house on time. Since I’m at home this semester and working an internship, there are four kids all trying to get ready and get to different places at different times. My brother leaves for his...
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posted: Friday September 5th - 8:13am

Surviving College with ADHD: Lesson 3

My freshman year I learned that college is a whole different life than the “real world” I was used to.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
So far this week I’ve talked about strategies I found helpful during college move-in and during class/homework times. But, what about the rest of the time?! You may be thinking; the rest of the time, but I’ve had ADHD all my life. Even so, my freshman year I learned that college is a whole different life than the “real world” I was used to. Lesson...
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posted: Thursday September 4th - 11:19am

Surviving College with ADHD: Lesson 2-Homework

My most important advice for surviving college with ADHD: Get learning disability accommodations!

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
The hardest thing for me in college (besides leaving my family) was getting my homework done on time. So now, I offer you my many failed and a few successful strategies to complete your homework before 3am. Lesson One: If you only follow one piece of my advice please, please, please let it be this: get learning disability accommodations!! Take it from someone who...
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posted: Wednesday September 3rd - 11:00am

Surviving College with ADHD: Lesson 1

I'm offering free advice to ADHD college freshmen and their parents, including my ramen noodle secrets. Lucky you!

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
So you’re at college with ADHD; you’re nervous, excited, and have tons of questions. Luckily, I know someone who was a freshman moving into her first dorm room, with her first roommate, and her first college classes 2 years ago and she’s offering free advice to new college freshmen. (Ok, ok; that girl is me.) Now, don’t get me wrong; I still have a lot to learn...
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