|At my first reading of my latest book. |
Yes, it's about having a superpower!
"I think of my ADHD symptoms almost like super powers! When I let my mind run free with an idea, it’s like switching on the turbo boost. I can think of 100 different creative ways to do or say something in two minutes! Like many ADHDers, I can go into hyperfocus mode, too. The rest of the world fades into the background. A few minutes in a quiet room with some paper, pens, and pencils and I come out with a couple of solutions to any problem I’m facing.
"That’s why I always say a person is 'living with ADHD (or ADD)' instead of 'has ADHD.' The second one has a negative feeling to it that I don’t like. I think that saying you’re 'living with ADHD' sends the message that you’re doing fine. Yes, you have a certain symptom set, but you’re not suffering. The key word for me is living!"For one thing: he has a great point. Living sometimes feels like coping, or even struggling, but once you place your focus on a problem, you really can solve it, sometimes with extraordinary grace.
For another thing: I might tweak that up a bit. Living is great, but "rockin' it" captures the pleasure we have in riding these wild horses we call our minds — and the gifts we have to share.
Make sure to click the link at the top and read the article. And click his links, too. But first... set a timer!