I’m Tired Of Waking Up To A World On Fire
You know those pictures of cute little raccoons in big fluffy blankets? I feel like that raccoon. Only the blanket is on fire and I am in a state of paralyzed distress. I’m finding it hard to write these days. Well, that’s not true, it’s more accurate to say “this year”. I’d been blaming it…
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.