In my last post about ADHD, I talked about my history, the diagnosis process, and the treatment that I decided to pursue. Since that post, I have started listening to the ADHD ReWired podcast by Eric Tivers. The first episode could summarize my last post in its entirety. Give it a go, if you choose (it’s only 34 min. long).
This post will tackle more tricky subjects than the last; I still wrestle with some of them every day. It’s also taken longer to write partly because of the holidays, but also because the things I’m talking about are more personal than the last and I was struggling with how much to share in a public setting. I hope to be more candid in the future to help others on their journeys, but right now, this is my comfort level.
Thanks for your patience!
Learning How to Drive Again
Let’s get the hardest section out of the way first. I want to talk about how I saw myself pre-diagnosis and how that’s changed since. I haven’t changed who I am, what I believe in, or what I like to do. I have changed/am changing the way I perceive many aspects of my actions and am learning how to handle feelings and thoughts that before treatment would have resulted in a depression-like state.