Recently, I’ve felt an awakening inside of me.
The goal posts have been moved.
The limitations I’ve placed on myself for as long as I remember are no longer valid.
On the surface, being diagnosed with ADHD aged 30 might not seem all that profound.
In fact, it might seem somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
But, what if I tell you that my whole life I’ve felt lost at sea, unsure of my purpose, unsure of my passions, flitting from one idea to the next. Never feeling a full sense of achievement, success or understanding what it’s like to see something through to the end and so making the understandable assumption that I’m just not good at that thing.
Well, when all of a sudden I’m offered an answer as to why for so long I’ve felt so lost and to learn it wasn’t because I was not good enough is profound and it is validating.
It turns out that I’m far from alone in my neurodiversity. I’ve discovered a flourishing community of wild-minded wanders, all of whom have gone through similar awakenings as me.
The common thread between us all is that we wouldn’t be the people we are today without ADHD.
Sure, it has set us back at times. For me it led to addiction and hellish battles with my mental health. But it’s also what has made us creative, compassionate people, full of ideas and enthusiasm, on a mission to always lift up those around us and view the world as a playground.
I think that’s pretty cool.
Someone told me a while ago that ADHD is a super power.
ADHD is a super power.
Once diagnosed it can be harnessed and once harnessed it unleashes the full potential of the hero who possesses its power. Child, teenager or adult.
I’ve only just begun to harness my super power and I have a lot to learn to be able to use it effectively. There’ll be stumbling blocks along the way and I’ll doubt myself at times, but as long as I stay true to myself I can’t go wrong.