Joining the club!
This is a quick post about me and ADHD.
There are a lot of diagnoses of ADHD around at the moment but women and girls are still hugely underdiagnosed. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
I realised the other day that I hadn’t shared this on my blog “officially”. My newsletter readers have known since I was diagnosed in October 2022.
Like many women my age, the discovery of our neurodivergence (I’ll use ND from this point) comes as we are looking for help with our children’s struggles. The more I read about ADHD in women, the more I just couldn’t believe I wasn’t born this way.
Getting a diagnosis was so validating.
Having parts of my life explained to me through this new perspective removed any embarrassment or shame I might’ve felt about them.
CLUE– my brain was just seeking Dopamine.
Meeting others who are ND is also validating and there is so much understanding with these communities. They just *get* me and the way I do things or the struggles I have.
For anyone who is curious, I’m the combined type. When I look back and see all the “life hacks” I’ve used, the ways I “gamify” things in order to achieve them., including writing novels. The hyperfocus (again writing novels) but then the projects that I start with so much enthusiasm only for them to be collecting dust. So. Many. Symptoms.
I could go on, and on. I’m not going to as there are plenty of resources out there. But if you have any questions I’m happy to answer them in the comments here.