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How ADHD Made Me the “Queen of Distraction”

Posted on January 09, 2018

TerryCrown

 

Since you’re reading my blog post at this very moment, you know that my life work, my passion, is helping women with ADHD. But most of you probably don’t know what led me to this path.

So today I’m sharing my personal story. I hope it gives you not only insight into who I am, but more importantly, I hope it helps you to understand how something that’s happened to you in your life can lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life journey.

I hear so many women with ADHD say they hate their jobs, their marriages, their lives. It’s never too late to change and hopefully this will give you some inspiration. That’s not to say that my life is easy street- not at all. I’m caring for two people I love deeply who are struggling with significant medical/brain challenges.

And of course, I have my own personal issues to deal with, as we all do.

I am a contributing writer at Healthline.com and wrote this piece, below, that they published online recently. I hope you find it helpful.

 

How ADHD Made Me the “Queen of Distraction”

 

Like many women juggling work, raising children, and maintaining a home, I used to spend my days feeling totally overwhelmed — often before I’d even stepped outside my door. I’d wake up exhausted and slip into bed late at night even more exhausted. At the time — the mid-1980s — I had no idea that part of my struggle was due to undiagnosed ADHD.

What should I make for dinner? Where is that paper that the teacher needed me to sign? Why can’t I tame the clutter monster that invaded my house?

The shame I felt over my lack of domestic skills paralyzed me. I felt like I just couldn’t get my act together.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 


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