This Is What It Is Like to Be an Adult with ADHD
"For the third time…" has been the opening of many a conversation and email directed at me. The sighs on the other end of the phone line, the sounds of people clearly trying to contain their frustration with me: They're all-too-common experiences in my life. There are days when I go into a very dark hole because my mind refuses to cooperate, to get with the program. I say "I'm sorry" quite often, but sometimes that just doesn't cut it. As an adult, you are expected to learn from your mistakes, not repeat them over and over again.
I don't have a happy ending to this story. I don’t get to I tell you that I went on a different medication and am now able to function in all areas of my life. My ending, if you will, is to just say that if you are reading this and know any people who seem to have similar issues, please understand that those people are not out to hurt you. They want nothing more than to have the ability to remember, to relax, to know what it's like to feel like their world has a modicum of order. And most of all, they truly are sorry.