As an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), organizing is a challenge. After breaking up with my boyfriend, memories and mementos filled my apartment and my mind, but I'm slowly sorting through the clutter.
by Jane D.
Left alone, I had time to slowly take inventory of my life. Over the summer, I spent time doing something that I don’t usually do -- getting rid of some of the clutter in my life. I Windexed the windows, Swiffered the floor, and vacuumed the dust bunnies. I also sorted through mementos I knew that I should throw out, but had not -- dusty love letters, disposable cameras containing photos that were never been developed (and maybe they never will -- what'd be the point of looking at pictures that captured memories that are all so moot now?), a phone message from the ex-Boyfriend. I held on to these things. But I was holding on to nothing in the end.