• ADHD/ADD

    Just Being Me

    For a long time, I tried to be “normal”, pretending that I don’t have ADHD/ADD, and even at times setting standards that were a little too high for me. Like many, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I think this is something that many of us feel at one point or another. And yes, I also compared myself to others. However, recently, I’ve come to realize something. Okay, maybe a few things. Everyone struggles with something, even those who may seem “normal” to me. We don’t always see the struggles that others experience and go through. Struggles are a part of life. Something that everyone goes through. Struggles…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    Not letting shame get the better of me

    I’m sure that we’ve all experienced shame at one point or another. It is one of those emotions that may come up every once in a while. However, it seems that, if you have ADHD, shame seems to have a way of creeping up a bit more often. It seems that a lot of people with ADHD do face shame more often than individuals with neurotypical brains. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgot something or failed or whatever and felt so ashamed. Why couldn’t I be like other moms? Why can’t I have a neurotypical brain? Why do I struggle so much at simple tasks? I must…

  • Self care

    Acceptance

    It’s taken me a while to accept who I am. To accept my strengths as well as my flaws. This week, I was thinking of this. I was thinking of myself, of my strengths, my flaws, things that I would like to work on, all of it. And I am finally accepting myself for who I am. I’m not saying that there aren’t things that I don’t need to work on. I know I am not perfect and there are things that I would like to change and improve. After all, I am only human. I’m not perfect and there are things that I do need to change. That being…

  • Emotional Health

    My Journey with Acceptance

    Over the last month or two, I’ve done some thinking about myself. And about my ADHD. Although I was diagnosed almost 20 years ago, I still can’t say that I ever really came to terms with it. I do still struggle with it. I’ve pretended that I don’t have it. There have been so many times, when I’ve wished I didn’t have ADHD. But the fact is that I do have ADHD. It is a part of me. It is a small part of who I am. Over the last few weeks, I’ve realized that I do have to come to terms with it. That it is a part of…

  • Uncategorized

    Accepting my ADHD

    No one in this world is perfect. We all have flaws or things that we don’t like about ourselves. We all have qualities, quirks, and other things that we want to work on. There are things that we have to accept ourselves. It’s not something that is always easy to do, but there are times, when we have to. One issue that I have sometimes had is accepting that I do have ADHD/ADD. Yup, I’ll admit that I have a problem with accepting this. I have had issues with it. This is one of my problems. Accepting that I have ADHD/ADD is something that I have had trouble doing. I’ve…