I drafted this post on yellow pad paper, while I thought of what to write. My brain declared what I wrote.
I’m diagnosed with ADHD. I’m about to enter my puberty stage, where acne starts getting worse, I need to take a shower at night because I stink. Friendship issues become more complicated (I wish someone would give advice on how to resolve friendship issues). How do I cope? Well, for me, I become: the introvert, the guide counselor, the audience, the stand-up comedian, the news reporter, and the nerd. In our class, you have to adapt to the latest fads.
Anyway, here are the things I have to worry about:
I worry about talking too much, and finding social cues that will determine whether I will talk or keep quiet.
I worry about submitting requirements most of the time, which lowers my grades.
I worry about being able to focus on my studying, because I easily get distracted.
Enough of the worries, let me tell you what things I can do:
I can understand almost any topic in class.
I am a bookworm, which means words come to me easily.
I love Math with its numbers, letters, and operations.
Let me tell you something: A brain with ADHD craves a lot of stimuli, which is easily found in social media, and other favorite things. That stimuli distracts us from something b-o-r-i-n-g to something FUN.
I try my best to be normal, just like everyone else. Every day, though, I still have to take Concerta once. (I’ll wean off them soon). Which means: “You’re not everyone”, my mom said. Sometimes, life rears its ugly head, leaving me in tears. Still, it also shows its beautiful side, and I am filled with joy. Regardless of your condition, life has a lot of ups and downs for all of us. It’s up to ourselves to decide what to do with it.