I’m sure it often feels as though ADHD has become your whole life.
It affects just about everything you do.
People stand in judgment or just don’t understand.
I’d be willing to bet there are days when you lose patience with yourself.
You’re frustrated and fed up.
During those times when you feel as though all you are is your ADHD, remember this:
You are so much more than your diagnosis.
You are a human being, first and foremost.
You have strengths, passions, talents, and gifts.
You’re a mother, father, grandparent, son, daughter, friend, lover, spouse, caregiver.
You have foibles, quirks, and tendencies.
You have intelligence, experience, expertise, wisdom, and insight.
You’ve won and you’ve lost. Tried and failed and tried again.
You’re determined and driven.
You’ve known pain and sorrow but also happiness and joy.
You are so much stronger than you think you are.
You march to the beat of your own drum.
You do things your own way, in your own time.
ADHD is not who you are, it is only a part of what makes you wonderfully unique.
Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, AAC is a social worker, therapeutic arts facilitator, and life coach with specializations in ADD/ADHD and family coaching.