“I am not saying that this high-pressure hosing hyperfixation is finished forever. (I would still totally be up for starting a hose-based art movement). But I know, after a lifetime of so many fleeting enthusiasms, that there always will be more. And I will love them just as fiercely and passionately as I did this one, for however long they last.” —Ruth Clare
“Why did it take one-fifth of my life to get a medical explanation for why my brain works the way it does? I want to point the finger at the doctors, to cite their in-expertise or failure to really listen. But the fact is, I spent so long adhering to whatever “the doctor ordered” that I never truly learned to self-advocate.” —Susie B. Cross
“The suggested solutions for ending a pregnancy were dangerous. Only impulsive girls prone to risk-taking would attempt them. I picked one and followed through.” —Elizabeth Broadbent
“I spent two decades of my life trying to mentally and chemically force myself to be as neurotypical as possible. But that day forced me to confront the fact that my desperation to be neurotypical was not only never going to bear fruit, but it was doing me real harm.” —Jenna Dodson
“My daughter triggers me not because of who she is, but because of how the world treats those of us with ADHD. Most days, I’m able to drown out all the trauma and worry with love.” —Miranda Wallace
“A new semester can bring a whole new rhythm to your days as a college student with ADHD — and sometimes change is hard. Avoid headaches, undue stress, and common pitfalls, and start the new semester off strong, with these simple tips.” —Christina Young, M.S.Ed., LPC.
“My workplace burnout and everything leading up to it made sense after I was diagnosed with ADHD. I was able to see patterns of intensity, compulsion, and hyperfocus in my schooling and throughout my professional career. I even learned that studies have linked workaholism and ADHD.” —Jason Pitman
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