Thoughtful Tuesday, July 14, 2020

While meeting with my writer’s group yesterday, I mentioned the struggles of writing with ADHD, about how I have such a hard time staying focused. I used the example of starting laundry.

You go in the bathroom to collect the towels and notice the mirror with toothpaste splatter on it. You stop to clean it then go to the kitchen to get those towels. That sink full of dishes really needs to be dealt with. So you start loading the dishwasher. In the process their is a delivery, so you bring the box in. You cut it open and pull out the contents. It’s the painting you’ve been waiting for since May. You decide to hang the picture. Then your mother-in-law calls and needs a ride to the grocery store.

By the time you get back, your dishwasher still needs to be filled, your laundry is piled up next to the washer, the picture box contents are strewn about, and now you have to make dinner.

And you wonder why you can’t seem to get anything done.

My friend commented that I need to write a book titled Chasing Squirrels. We all laughed, but such is life in my household.

I have learned to accept my quirks. And that things do get done, just not ever the way I expect.

But isn’t that life always? It’s never what you expect, but it is always to be appreciated. And it is always worth it in the end.

How does your life play out?

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Wellness Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Today’s dinner was this delicious tofu stirfry that hubby made for us, complete with peppers, onion and tomatoes, and seasoned with garlic and onion powder. Completely oil free and healthy.

I’m also trying to get a little walking in every day, as well. Considering I was out of commission for the better part of 6 months and probably getting less than 500 steps a day, I figure for the first little while, anyway, anything more than 1000 a day is good. I’ll try to up my count each week, but my baseline is 1000. So far today I have over 1300 steps. Yay me!

I even accessed an accountability partner to help keep me on track. She’s been great! My goals are to walk, write, and study my scriptures daily. With rampant ADHD, it’s been hard for me to stay focused enough to stay the course. So, thanks, Lisa!

What are you doing to make your life a little healthier?

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Wellness Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I decided to blog again. There are too many issues out there that pertain to me, particularly, that I cannot stay silent about.

There will be two, in particular, that I may address here from time to time. Bullying and ADHD.

I came to know about a video that Netflix put out about the dangers of ADHD medication and I realized that I must speak about it.

When a person is medicated, for whatever condition, and that person follows the instructions correctly, especially for medicine that has been around for close to a century and has been proven safe and effective for the condition which is being treated, there is NO shame in taking it.

Without insulin, I would die. And without being medicated for ADHD, I am finding my life very difficult to manage. I’m not on it because I can’t afford it, nor the payment to see a psychiatrist to get it.

What I can tell you is that, when I did have it, I had a 4.0 GPA in college and was invited to join Phi Theta Cappa, the National Honor Society. I could never have accomplished such a thing without the focus my medication gave me.

I reposted a video on Facebook from the YouTube channel How To ADHD yesterday that goes into better detail than I can here, because I don’t have the brain function to lead people to view it otherwise. I realize that is, in part, due to my strokes. But I can’t help but wonder if my ADHD medication would help.

I will also be posting about strokes, prevention, signs, how to cope, etc. In fact, I’m finally writing that book about how I’ve overcome most of the issues left behind from the strokes. There are a few I may never conquer in this life.

But that’s okay. I’m me, I’m unique, and I have a voice.

What is a current event issue you are passionate about?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day