Last week I was diagnosed with ADHD. At first I thought, huh? That's not me. However, as the doc explained her reasons and began to explain some things, I realized it was me. It presents itself in some unique ways as an adult which will all be fine, it's just learning to train my brain in a new way.
ADHD is usually reserved for labeling kids with behavior problems - those who can't focus in class, do poorly in school, and have a hard time at home. This was not me. I excelled in school. I could focus mostly, but I was smart and didn't get into trouble. In my reading about ADHD this week, I learned that often kids with ADHD develop hyper focus, a coping mechanism to tune out all other things and focus on what needed to be done. This was too my benefit in college - I could do homework sitting in the music building with 100 different instruments practicing around me.
The other things that come along with adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, the inability to turn your brain off, especially at night, all of these come with a challenge. I can learn to beat these things. Lists, organization, and setting a time limit on tasks can help me to do the most I can.
Now, back to doing three different things at once.