Why’s Something So Bad It’s Good? Going Beyond Irony
Ever have those niche topics that you’re so passionate about, that whenever you get started on it, you sound like a crazy conspiracy theorist? For me, it’s my love of everything that’s so bad it’s amazing.
An Open Apology to the Non-Fiction, Self-Help Genre
Hi, my name’s Nicole, and I’m a reformed non-fiction, self-help book hater. Previous blogs may make it seem like I hate non-fiction, especially of the self-help variety. It’s not that I hate it, it’s that it’s not what gets me fired up when choosing books. At least it wasn’t until last year.
How To Read 100 Books In A Year (From Someone Not Organized Or Good At Finishing Things)
There’s a lot of advice out there online, but most of it seems to be for the more organized, hustle-culture, productivity-booster type of individual. I do not count myself among those. I’m more of a loosey-goosey, absent-minded, eccentric-art-teacher, later-in-life-diagnosed-ADHD kind of type. And here’s what worked for me.
Accepting My ADHD Diagnosis: The Good, The Bad, And The Truth
After binging ADHD TikTok after ADHD TikTok, I made an appointment with my doctor to not only discuss my anxiety issues, but to reassess my previous diagnosis and check if it was ADHD. Spoiler: it was ADHD. Here’s the good, the bad, and the truth, of accepting my ADHD diagnosis.
I Was Misdiagnosed For Almost A Decade: A Mental Health Journey
After spending 8 years misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, when I started therapy and medication for ADHD expecting it not to work. It did work. Almost too well. Because now I’m stuck with an endless conga line of “what-if’s” dancing through my brain.
Biggest Misconceptions About ADHD (That I Had Before I Found Out I Had ADHD)
To accept my ADHD diagnosis, I had to accept that my idea of someone with ADHD wasn’t congruent with the reality of the disorder. I’ve put together a list of my biggest misconceptions about ADHD – that I had before I found out I had ADHD.
Not Quirky, Just Undiagnosed ADHD: Now-Obvious Signs I Had ADHD
If you’ve been diagnosed with any sort of neurodiversity/mental illness, you might have encountered the same issue I’ve grappled with: it turns out, a lot of the things that I thought were just little quirks, were symptoms of untreated ADHD. Here are the (not-so-)little quirks I now know had more to them.
Rekindling the Love of Reading: What Didn’t Work & What Did
If your goal is just to read more and instill that habit into your life, especially if you’re not the most organized, type-A human being, then you’re in the right place. Here are the tips I avoided like the plague and what worked instead.
Europe Has Bad Food Too: Rating Sad Meals I’ve Had Across Europe (And What You Should Eat Instead)
I had many sad meals during my work travels. These were the worst. A Sad meal: a meal that made me sad to eat. A meal I wish I could go back in time and un-eat because the meal brought me nothing but emotional tragedy.