August 23, 2021


by: admin


Tags: ADHD, Clarity, Diagnosis, Finally, Late, Understand


Categories: adhd

I Lastly Perceive Myself! Readability After a Late ADHD Prognosis

I always knew that there was something about me that was different. I have extremely high energy. All my life, teachers, friends, and business colleagues have told me to slow down and take a deep breath.

In my early 40s, a mentor suggested I might have ADHD. A decade later, a friend blurted out, “I think you have ADHD!” Still, I dismissed it.

It wasn’t until a few years later, during menopause, that I really started struggling. I was sure I had dementia early on. I met with a psychologist. When she diagnosed me with ADHD, I asked her if she needed to interview my husband to find out more about my behavior. She laughed and said, “No, it’s definitely ADHD!”

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I felt relief. I felt like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when the screen goes from black and white to technicolor. I escaped.

How my ADHD diagnosis changed me

After I was diagnosed with ADHD, I stopped saying yes to everything. I’ve learned to stop and take a moment to think about what I really wanted. I’ve given myself permission to learn how my brain works, and now I know why I’m doing what I’m doing.

My job has always been to inspire, connect and help others. When my kids were little, I headed a Weight Watchers group for a decade. When they were in elementary school, I became the CEO and co-founder of the CUREchief Foundation, Inc., where I was responsible for hundreds of volunteers across the country.

I used to be obsessed with doing the right things the right way. I was fixated on everyone liking me. Nothing else is important to me now than being myself. I keep hearing echoes of the good witch Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, who says, “You always had the power, my love, you just had to learn it yourself.”

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