Saturday, November 21, 2009

Post #1

This isn't my first blog. I've started a couple before, but could never stay interested in it. You think it's a great idea when you start, but it's hard for me to stay on topic. I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), but I wasn't diagnosed until I was in my 40's. Growing up in the 60s & 70s, nobody knew about ADD. You were a behavioral problem. I grew up hearing, "If you'd only apply yourself..." I would try to study and finish projects, but it was always a challenge. When I was told in Spring 2002 that my depression was not a disease, but a symptom of a disease -ADD, it was like a light was turned on and I understood why I've acted in a way different from others. I learned more about the disease and how ADD is different in women, I discovered the positive aspects of this condition. My creative side was enriched because in order to feel normal, I devised coping mechanisms. While some people may think that ADD means you can't focus at all, there are times when I am hyper-focused to the point that I lose track of time. So why blog about an ADD brain? Because I won't have to stick to a certain topic. I can write about anything. There are arguments that for a blog to be successful, you have to be topic focused. My blog may only be read by a handful of people or people could find my writing style engaging and become a regular reader. Whatever.


darcie said...

You are too cute! I so enjoyed meeting you at the Blogger Event on Monday! Looking forward to getting to know you better! I'll be back for lots more random thoughts!!

Ruby Leigh said...

"If you'd only apply yourself..." yup -i've heard that.

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