I love it when…
I love it when… any of us who advocate help someone discover that they are an ADHDer. It’s a mixed feeling getting an adult diagnosis, but with the right support people go on to practice self-compassion, reframe their life through the right lens, and make adjustments so they can achieve their goals.
I love it when… I meet and talk to ADHDers. They are vibrant, thoughtful, caring and most often generous people. They have intense passions for subjects they are interested in, generally want the best for others, and have done incredible things that they don’t realise are incredible in their lives.
I love it when… people reach that point where they stop trying to change the fact they are ADHDers, they accept the things they cannot change and work on those they can, they realise after doing this that so many of the barriers in their lives come from the judgement of themselves.
I love it when… I came to realise that being an ADHDer even with all the heartbreak I went through, was so often the thing that drove me to keep going when others would have given up. My need for novelty lead me to new places, and those new places led me to eventually healing from my past.
I love it when… I wake up and look forward to life – these moments now happen frequently but have happened for small periods of my life where I have been engaged at work and loving what I do. I am so grateful for life now, and for the first time in ~ 25 years I don’t have constant suicide ideation in the background.
Daily blog challenge
October is here usually known as ‘ADHD Awareness Month’ – but IMO we ADHDers deserve more than that – we deserve acceptance. We need to be listened to, we need realistic accommodations, and help. We need to start moving toward ADHD Pride Month. People should be able to feel proud of being ADHDers, because the alternative is shame.
For 31 days I will be writing every day on being an ADHDer using this list of prompts:
- Day 1: Introduction
- Day 2: What I love about being an ADHDer is…
- Day 3: My Identification/Discovery Story
- Day 4: Reactions to Identification
- Day 5: Hobby Graveyard
- Day 6: Supports and Appreciation
- Day 7: The ADHDer Community
- Day 8: Favourite ADHDer Blogs/Comics
- Day 9: Favourite ADHD Owned Business
- Day 10: Sensory Seeking/Aversion
- Day 11: Fidgets and Stims
- Day 12: Favourite ADHD Charity
- Day 13: Family
- Day 14: Order from Chaos
- Day 15: Everyone Should Know
- Day 16: Work/School
- Day 17: ADHD People I Admire
- Day 18: Someday…
- Day 19: I Love it When…
- Day 20: Communication Style
- Day 21: One thing other people don’t understand…
- Day 22: Dispel a myth
- Day 23: Can’t Live without…
- Day 24: ADHD Political Issue
- Day 25: Symbols
- Day 26: Favourite ADHD Book
- Day 27: Identity Language
- Day 28: Dealing with Boredom
- Day 29: Favourite Memes
- Day 30: Hyperfocus
- Day 31: Acceptance Means…