“On Working with ADHD: Finding the Freedom to Do Things My Way”
“I’ve learned that my ADHD is a big part of what makes me creative. It’s what allows me to come up with solutions no one else has considered. Once I stopped struggling against my ADHD and embraced it, I became a better employee. For the first time, I’m not scared at work. I’m not hiding anything, and I don’t feel like an impostor.”
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I was identified gifted as a child but could never finish my longer assignments on time. I hit my wall in middle school when the assignments really took extra time away from the classroom. I crammed my es St through high school and college and wasn’t diagnosed until around 40.
I have had numerous jobs, although I made some big screw-ups – like forgetting to account for a second loan on someone’s house when taking a refi application and locking his rate. The lock had to stay in place for 30 days due to regulations. He still locked the best rate for that day, but his rate was going to be higher than he had thought.
I quit when my daughter was in kindergarten and my son was in preschool, and they’re now in middle school. My husband wants to retire from his police job, which means I really do need to find full time work and I’m terrified! I feel like my mind isn’t as sharp as it was (even having had the ADHD while working). The imposter syndrome is real. I’ve even thought I’d love to go back to school, but for what?? I’ve never felt called in any particular direction, and I don’t want to use money and time for school unless I know what I want to do. I’m afraid that whatever I choose will be too much for me to be able to handle.