Adult ADD can be a tricky condition to have and talk about. I think the biggest challenge is the stigma of being ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder – often lumped in with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), followed by a personal acceptance that you have it and the willingness to do something about it.
I was diagnosed about 2 years ago and I wish I found out sooner. Accepting the diagnosis and starting medication for it transformed my life. I am impressed that I managed to achieve as much as I did before my diagnosis! I am still learning more about the condition today, mostly through other people’s experiences.
Tamaryn Shepherd has written pretty openly about her journey in her posts “On Adulting With ADD” and “On Adult ADD: 5 Things I Want Non-ADD People To Know“. Another great post is Michelle Lewsen’s post titled “9 Things People Say to People with ADHD“. I love these posts because I can identify with them and laugh at my quirks at the same time.
If you are curious about adult ADD, read these posts. If you have adult ADD, definitely read them before you get distracted!