the fact that I’ve had multiple people respond to this with “huh… I’m going to have to look into this” tells me sharing it again was worth it, we’re being failed by the structural ignorance of this, I’m sorry 💜
@ticky Congrats! I got my ADHD diagnosis on February of this year, I think. It's an enlightening discovery knowing all your quirks can be explained, and you're not alone!
@avalos absolutely! I’m not sure if it was *the* article which inspired me to go look into it but it certainly made me go “oh, that’s, almost exactly how I am” so! Looking forward to making progress ☺️
@ticky I'm 99.9% sure I have ADHD (along with some flavor of autism) at this point, but damn, if the line "once you get going you do great work! you're just impossible to get going" didn't hit me like a ton of bricks
like I just look at all the artwork and backstory I dumped on my website over the course of *three weeks* after coming up with a new OC and...this! exactly this!!
@RustyRetro yep! I’m with you! I work in spurts of intense focus and capacity and then long stretches of being unable to focus on anything, so I’m hoping I can improve on that with treatment & strategies!
@ticky yes yes and yes
and someone "gifted" with adhd for many years I couldn't makes sense of being able to have good grades without studying while being unable to study, and just internalized a lot of my being lazy but clever
it's only recently when looking more into adhd and talking about it with a psychologist that I got on the path to get my diagnosis and it has helped tremendously ❤️
@furkachi yepppp! I had the same school experience. Burned up like debris entering the atmosphere in late high school. Plenty of “innate ability,” I just never managed to learn how to learn! Looking forward to working on treatment and such!
@ticky I very much hope it helps! I'm on the verge of starting too, and already CBT and organizing methods and such have helped some :3
@ticky currently unable to start thinking about how to debug this weird thing we have with network teaming on virtualization nodes so I felt that first example about cleaning the fence really hard
@ticky I've never read anything on ADHD that struck quite like the section in this about failed time and task management systems. I had systems back in college that worked well, although I did change them up quite a bit. And now, it's exactly as described: works for a few weeks or a month, something causes me to break from it, and then I just can't get back into it.
So throw me into the "I'm going to have to look into this" group now.
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