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  • in reply to: Constant change in interests #80221

    @SCEmily, congratulations on the aromatherapy certification course that’s great, aromatherapy is so helpful for so many things. Good luck with your business.

    in reply to: Constant change in interests #80218

    Thanks for starting this thread alishad002, I can relate to this driving need for change so very, very much. In fact when I was a kid my Mom used to call me her Little Butterfly (with a tone of exasperation) as I used to flit from one interest & topic to the next. As you so rightly say though, it can make a mess of finances, careers etc.

    I’ve found career-wise I’ve done best, & enjoyed most, those areas and jobs that have had change built into them, e.g., they are project based or are in an industry that changes a lot like IT. That way there’s always something new to think about and do.

    I think it’s also worth considering reframing the whole ‘change isn’t a good thing’ issue, i.e. could there be benefits, or is this always a problem?

    As SCEmily points out, there are often skills built up which can be transferred, i.e., possible benefits. And I have to agree with humblepiesam, this is just the way some people are wired. It’s just that it seems that most people seem to be wired to be ‘steady, stay the course’ and us ADHDers are in the minority and more likely to be heading off in another direction.

    Or lots of other directions 🙂

    in reply to: Finding pros in rural areas #80198

    -Hi Autumn – I understand that you’re not yet ready to get help, but when you’re at the information gathering stage here are a few more options for you:
    * Your local CHADD chapter can be a great resource for recommendations, I’ve heard of several people successfully finding resources that way.
    * There are a lot of people in your position, ie, with internet too slow for some of the software that can allow remote access to providers. Ways that some more forward thinking health providers are getting round this include:
    A: Using software that is specifically designed for more challenging situations, e.g.VSee which is HIPPA compliant & works with both slow internet connections + old equipment or using FaceTime on your cell
    B: Arranging for a client/patient to use fast computer/internet access to them at a local doctor or therapist’s office in a town
    C: Using the good old-fashioned phone 🙂

    I know about these as a friend of mine is a therapist (MFT) who offers remote pain management therapy & I helped her research her options for service delivery to rural area clients.

    Looking at your first post, it looks like you would like to review the ADHD strategies you currently use and possibly look at new options. And it sounds like you may be looking to improve the quality of your life with ADHD as well as possibly find out a little more about the condition.

    If that sounds roughly right, when the time comes to look for help I would agree with ADHDmomma regarding getting an ADHD coach as they can help with all of these things, & they will probably be lower cost than a Doctor. There’s a listing that’s searchable by location on the website of the ADHD Coaches Organization so you may even find someone there that’s local to you.

    Totally unrelated, I spent a day + night in Burlington in Spring on a road trip & thought it was gorgeous. I live in a rural location as well so I know only too well that they have their pros and their cons.

    Take care, Gill

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