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    2021 is finally here

    Happy New Year, everyone! 2021 is here. Some may even say “Finally!” And it’s hard for me to disagree or argue with that. I am pretty happy that it’s here. No what the last year has brought, a new year is like a fresh start, a clean slate, a blank page. I can’t help but see it in a positive way. I know that no one knows what this year will bring. Just like no one expected what happened last year. Similar things can happen this year as well. It’s something that is in the back of our minds. Something we might be concerned about. And it’s true that 2021…

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    2020 is coming to an end

    In just a few days, 2020 will be behind us, and we’ll welcoming a whole new year. Ringing in a new year is often welcomed by many, no matter what year. But I imagine this year, 2021 is welcomed even more so. The world has seen many challenges this year. I don’t need to mention what they are. We all know about them. I don’t want to go there. None of us need reminding. I also don’t want to focus on that, and I’m sure you may not want to either. Around this time of year, I tend to reflect on the year, what’s happened in my life or around…

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    October has been a good month

    So, October is coming to an end. Another month has come and gone. It’s hard to believe that October is over, Halloween is here, and time just goes by so quickly. I do have to say that October is one of my favourite month, because of Halloween and I love seeing the leaves changing colours.

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    Success as an ADHDer

    We all have struggles. We all go through difficult times. Some more than others, but it’s something that we all face at one point or another. It is a part of life and a part of being human. As ADHDers/ADDers, things are a little different. Not only do we struggle and go through difficult times like every neurotypical person does. But we also struggle with the little daily things. Because of how our brains work, ADHDers/ADDers tend to have a harder time with things that neurotypical people don’t and would most likely not have a problem. With all the struggles, it can be easy to feel defeated, overwhelmed, ashamed, worried,…

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    Holding a conversation

    We all have conversations with people. From the time we’re little and are able to talk, we interact with others and have conversations. Discuss things with them. At school, work, at home. We have conversation, listen to what others are saying, and respond to what has been said. However, as an ADHDer, having a conversation and listening may pose some challenges. Individuals with ADHD will difficult with communication and listening. When it comes to communications, ADHDers may have a tendency to talk non-stop, interrupt, or maybe at times making most of the conversation about themselves (although this may be unintentional). For the most part, ADHDers may not intent to do…

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    Learning about my ADHD

    No matter what, I feel as though learning is important. Whether you’re in school or not, there’s always something that you can learn. As someone with ADHD, this is a topic that I have been learning more about over the last few years. I’m often on the hunt for articles about the topic, blogs/websites, books at my local library, and such. I’ve also discovered several podcasts about ADHD. Podcasts that I enjoy and have helped me learn about it, how to manage it and such. I’ll be honest I never thought I’d be interested in listening to podcasts. I didn’t think it was my thing. But then about a year…

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    Odd Times for All

    It’s hard to believe that we’re already half way through the year. Time has flown by quickly and there have been a lot of events that have happened this year so far. The fires in Australia, COVID-19 around the world, and the Black Lives Matters movement. One way or another, I feel that one or more of these events has affected us. Some have been more than others and more seriously. Let’s take COVID-19. It has spread all over the world. Each country has its own restrictions depending on the severity. Although no one in my family has tested positive for COVID-19, my family and I have been affected. My…

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    Early Diagnosis

    As some of you may know, I was diagnosed at age 12. I got diagnosed fairly early. Earlier than others have been. As I have been learning more about ADHD, and trying to find out about other’s experience with ADHD, I have found out that there are a lot of individuals who have been diagnosed with ADHD a lot later in life than I did. In some cases, individuals were diagnosed in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. Keeping this in mind, I feel that I have been diagnosed early. At least, I consider it this way. Despite all the struggles that I have been through, and still go through, I…

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    Seeing the positive in myself

    No matter who you are, you probably have heard some negative criticism at some point in your life. If you have ADHD, it seems like those negative comments/criticisms outweigh all the good stuff. I know that it seems like I’ve heard them so much. I’ve heard so much of it that it seems that I now have a harder time hearing the good things. I often expect the bad, and I have a difficult time seeing the good in me and hearing the good that others have to say. It sure hasn’t helped my self-esteem much. Recently I began changing things a bit. A few weeks ago, my husband said…

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    Adapting

    We are all aware of what is going on the world. It is affecting absolutely everyone. So many people have had to change and adapt to what’s going on. We’ve had to adapt to the uncertainty of when kids will be back at school, or when people will be able to go back to work, and so many other things. It is worrisome, to say the least. We don’t know what each day may bring. Since I have ADHD, having a routine does help. When my kids were in school and daycare, I did have a decent routine going. But now that they’re home, my husband has had a promotion…