While I know that labels are limiting, I also know that what I feel and live everyday is real. My life is wonderful, chaotic, diverse and loads of fun. So much fun that I’m often burnt out because of my own mind. Our minds are merely the slave master, and our bodies, the slave that must perform, and do what we think up. At least for me this is the case.
While I don’t know all that much about why I am the way I am, I do live and feel the effects of my magnificent mind. My thoughts race. I’m addicted to inspiration and can’t stand routine. This is why and how I became the Yard Crasher in the first place. That hero that finds the nonsuspecting homeowner and does an awesome blitz style makeover they never saw coming.
I am very much a superhero type character. The other day I posted about never being medically diagnosed but I’m sure that I’m very much ADHD and a fan by the name of Shaun Semien Roney agrees. If you work with me for any length of time, you will see it manifest. For instance, my Philosophical Rants book is VERY much going to happen. We tried setting an inorganic time frame for this book, and the others, to be ready. Yeah, that was funny. They’ll be ready, when they’re ready! Organic timing is how I roll. I thought y’all knew?
On the converse, I so wanted to meet up and work with the fabulous Foodscaper Brienne Gluvna Arthur. We finally got the chance to merge forces and create an awesome edible school garden in New Jersey on May 2nd. This chic is most definitely another superhero in my book. She’s knowledgeable, articulate, knows most everything about horticulture, gardening and growing plants (especially food), and I can’t wait to work with her again.
It’s all about understanding how your brain works, and learning to work with it, rather than try to conform to systemic organizational norms that work for other people. Here’s a link to an article discussing ADHD. If you’re like me, and you suffer and benefit from ADHD, you’ll appreciate this article and can look further into the author’s work. ADHD is a learned trait and behavior that I can only imagine stems from an archaic time when we were warriors, and our human sensory had to be multiplied in order to survive and advance. We now largely live in a socially acceptable, complacent society. Our instinctual habits of busy work, jumping from thought to thought, moving from inspiration to inspiration; chasing after carrots, shiny objects and whatever other excitement arrives, is something that I’ll continue to work on. I’ll do this in the most loving, caring and respectful way that I can. Thanks for sharing.
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Pgertraude Pink says
You are who you are!!!!! All this ADHD makes you the greatest and the best.
Akello Stone says
I can totally relate. When I was growing up such a label did not exist. I was labeled simply “hyperactive” and given a sedative – phenobarbital – to slow me down. I could hardly sit still at a table and seemed to be moving continuously. I was clumsy and knocked stuff over a lot. As an adult, I use this “energy” to be productive and get lots done in a short period of time. Sure things get token and I have a lot of cuts and bruises from running into things but I have accepted this. Yoga has helped me harness this energy in new ways. No sedatives for me! Thanks for sharing your story.