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Adult ADHD, does the shoe fit?

I read an article recently by Charlotte Hilton Andersen entitled 12 Signs of Adult ADHD and am amazed at how many of the signs apply to me. I’m not sure why I am amazed, but I am. Perhaps because way back when I was a kid, ADHD was not yet a popular diagnosis.

I’ve always assumed it is my impatient personality (I am an Aries, and Arians are known for being impatient) that prevents me from tackling projects that take too long to complete. Take sewing for example. I have created several quilts over the years, but they take me forever to complete. I do however, fare better if I have a specific deadline to meet. I much prefer the DIY projects that I can finish off in a day or two. My success rate for those is much higher. I don’t have time to get distracted.

This aversion to time-consuming projects explains why I donated fabric when my neighbour began sewing masks in the fight against COVID-19, instead of offering to sew any myself. You can probably guess where the fabric came from…yes, unfinished quilts. I am just happy this fabric I had good intentions of using (someday) has (finally) gone to good use, instead of taking up space in storage buckets.

Oh, and quitting the yoga session before the final relaxation step? That is so me!

Surely I am not the only one. How many of these signs apply to you? I can think of a few people I know of, but I won’t name any names.

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