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I’m an interpreter and I think it’s been amazing for my ADD brain! If you’re good with languages, it’s something to consider. It takes at least 6 years to learn to do it well, and then there’s a life-long career that we’re *really* well suited for, I think. Teaching also seems great – I am also a mentor and teacher. My mom also has ADD. She was an elementary teacher (now retired) and loved it, but I think the amount of paperwork teachers had to do toward the end of her career was really getting to her. When she could focus on creative lesson plans, she loved it. I think working with kids is a fun career for us — as long as you’re taking responsibility for your treatment so you can create some consistent structure for them, manage your emotions, and manage your well-being so you remember to take care of you too and don’t burn out! <3