I spilled a glass of wine last night; fortunately my reflexes are still good and I caught the glass before it broke. Is that age or ADD or ADHD? Or aging with ADD? Am I careless or is it my ADD having me distracted or just that clumsiness often goes along with ADD; they both are brain dysfunctions. Did you also hear growing up, “Why don’t you pay attention to what you’re doing?!!
I have noticed that I’m more aware lately. “Oh, if I set that there, I might knock it off.” “Oh, if I hold it that way, I might drop it.” “Oh, if I leave that handle sticking out, someone might bump into it.” (the pot of spaghetti was sitting on the stove-could’ve been a mess, like the wine was.) Again, is this ADD or aging? I know nobody young thinks like that; they are blowing and going and got important things on their minds.
Before my wife speaks up, note that I’m not claiming that these accidents happen less frequently, just less frequently than they would if I wasn’t being aware. Thinking this way is becoming a habit.
Tonight, I knocked over the container of powdered Parmesan for the spaghetti ( but not the pot!). Oh, well.
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I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul.
Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD
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As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation.
Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them.
The Bully was published in January, 2016.
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