12 Things You Don't Know About Me and My ADHD

What's it like having ADHD? I feel like a master of illusion. I’ll convince you I've got everything under control, but beneath the surface I hide anxiety, depression, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy that even treatment can't erase.

1. I am My Own Worst Enemy

I teeter daily between self-confidence and self-doubt; never sure which one will win. Some days, I jump into unknown situations with a confidence and clarity that shock even me. But inside a little voice is always telling me I’m just a child, an imposter of a grown-up. That negative self-talk can nag me for days, taunting me to push myself harder to prove myself. And I usually succeed. But, it’s exhausting and painful to reclaim my confidence again after that monster called self-doubt jumps out from behind the walls of my head and begins shouting, “Who do you think you are? You’re getting in over your head. You can’t do this. You’re a phony. Stop pretending to be someone you’re not.”
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