Disclaimer: I know there are a lot of people who feel that their ADHD is a blessing and it does great things for them. I honor that but I must respectfully say that my ADHD has done me no favors. If yours is a blessing then you can take mine and have an extra blessing. This post has been written at the height of my frustration and I don’t believe that I am alone when I explain the torture of dealing with this disorder when it isn’t a blessing.
Here is the reality of my condition. My life sucks. Yes, I know I’m supposed to be telling you how I’m succeeding with ADHD and how you can too. That’s not my current situation. Here is my current situation: my utilities are getting ready to get turned off and my car is getting ready to be repossessed because my anxiety is so bad that I have been on leave from my job for the last six months. My house is a mess. My marriage is suffering. My iPhone got dropped last night and the screen shattered ( and for those of you who question why someone who is broke has an iPhone, I bought it when circumstances were better). Now I have yet another bill that I can’t afford to pay.
My credit is shot because I never learned how to manage money. My car payment is the same amount that someone would pay for a Lexus. That’s what happens when you have a disorder that causes problems with the part of your brain that keeps you from making impulsive purchases, from being disorganized, from doing things on time.