I am more than just someone with ADHD

Growing up, my ADHD wasn’t much discussed. I remember having very few discussions with my parents about it. Even now, I don’t talk much about it other than occasionally with my husband and through this blog. I am 32, was diagnosed 20 years ago, and I’ve never addressed it much. Never really asked my parents questions about it, or anything like that.

My way of dealing with it for the most part has just been avoiding it. And I know it’s not the healthiest way of dealing with it, or accepting it. I didn’t want to be labeled as someone with ADHD, and I just wanted to be like everyone else.

So, I think that it could be why I just avoided it. Didn’t think about it.

I’m realizing that it’s really not a good thing. It’s probably done more harm than good.

Now when I think of it all, I just focus on the fact that I have ADHD and I focus on the negative, the struggles, and all that. I often fail to see the good in myself and having ADHD.

Yes, I have ADHD. Yes, I do struggle a lot with simple things. And yes, I mostly continue to struggle with those simple things.

However, I am more than just someone with ADHD. I am more than just someone who struggles with simple, daily tasks. I am a mom, a wife, a woman who has a BA, someone who loves to write, read, learn, and many other things. I am a smart woman with strengths and interests and hobbies. I am a strong woman who has gone through a lot, both good and bad. And yes, I just happen to have ADHD.

At the end of the day, all of these things have made me who I am today. It has me stronger. I do need to stop focus on my ADHD and all the bad that comes with it.

Because it isn’t good for anyone to focus on just the bad.

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  • I enjoyed this post. It struck a cord with me. Here lately I feel that I have been judged because of my visual impairment and other disabilities. We are more than our diagnosis.

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