Ram’s Comment—ADHD Tip O the Day 844

Repeating a good comment from Ram.  I do love the comments.

“I guess we’re all guilty of thinking about what could have been. I certainly am, as I dropped out of college to take the hard road of becoming a poorly paid pastry baker.
But then I think of what might have been, had I discovered my ADHD when I was in college – and had I stuck with it. I might’ve graduated and never have moved away from my homelandm to Germany, which would almost certainly make me end up with a dead-end job (which is so much the case in Portugal)
Instead I came to Germany. I suffered many years until I was diagnosed (jumped from job to job because I couldn’t stand people, went from one bad situation to the next one) but then I was diagnosed. I got a handle on me more than ever before and although I’m not 100% happy with my life, I got a grip on myself enough to try and change the things I can change.
My life might’ve been great. It might also have been worse. This is my reality now, the reality I have to live. And I strive to make the best of it. It’s all anyone can do. 🙂
As always, thanks for a lovely post.
Confession: I’m a bit tipsy. I had a strong beer with my dinner (don’t have to work tomorrow) and I’m enjoying my tipsyness. It usally makes want to hug the world! (more so than usual, anyway) 🙂”

Ram  is on a good path, making her life better. We grieve what we think could’ve been, but who knows? Occasional tipsy may be a good thing, recharging the brain if it doesn’t kill too many cells – I don’t know for sure.  If it makes you want to hug the world it’s probably good.


Sad Story O the Day:

You may have read where I went  to get my car to drive to work and my battery was dead. I think I had shut the door on the seat belt.  So I had to take my wife’s car. That worked fine for me, not so good for her. So I drove to work, had a good day, came out to drive home. Got in my wife’s car.  The battery was dead.

I was unfamiliar with her car’s control system and possibly I’d left the lights on. But knowing I have ADHD, I’d done the smart thing and after I got out, I’d turned around and looked at the car to make sure none of the lights were on. Still, it’s possible.

Two dead batteries in one day. That may be some kind of record, even with ADHD.

Quote O the Day:

Oh, crap!

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Yes, that’s right, ADHD.


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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. 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 available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. 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. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to Ram’s Comment—ADHD Tip O the Day 844

  1. D K Powell says:

    I allowed myself a small chuckle at your expense there Doug 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Angie says:

    Thank you for bringing a sense of normalcy to my every day behavior. I’m tired of being the only one around here it gets a little lonely out here.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Angie – well, a little normalcy is probably a good thing, as long as you don’t overdo it. Seriously, it is important to improve where we can and where it’s worth the effort, but also very important to accept ourselves as the flawed human beings that we are.
      And you are part of the tribe.
      thank you for commenting


  3. Ram
    thank you! you have contributed a lot to the blog and have been helpful and inspiring to others. sorry about work. hope you can problem solve and come up with strategies
    bet wishes

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rammkatze says:

    Wow, thank you so much, Doug! I’m having a rough time at work and knowing I could say something so worthwhile that it’s worthy of sharing really lifts my spirits 🙂
    Sorry about that he dead battery, though…. ;/

    Liked by 1 person

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