Hi Everyone, I'm Kelly, a 29 chick from New Zealand. Hiya!!!
I was first diagnosed when I was really young, mum didn't take the meds, she let me be me which was a blessing and a curse. I didn't know until I was in my teens that I had been diagnosed so I spent my school life thinking there was something seriously wrong with me. I struggled through High school known as the class clown and constantly told to stop talking. Sometimes you just want to scream at people when they tell you that. God if only I could stop talking, or listen, or not butt in. Clearly if it was that easy I would. Silly Monkeys
7 years ago I decided to get testing done again, I was told I ticked the boxes for Adult ADD. Again I just wanted the diagnosis for myself not any medication. I was happy just knowing that there was a reason for some of the things I did. I'm happy in who I am and ADD makes me a lot more fun than a lot of people so I think its a blessing.
Right now I am in the process of going through Diagnosis again because I plan to study a Diploma of Business soon. I've decided for once in my life if I fail at something academic I want to be able to own it. I like failure, its not a bad thing, its a learning thing, and I'm not saying that I will fail. I'm head strong and I want my Diploma! But if I do fail I want it to be my failure and mine alone. Not something that was controlled by my ADD. So hopefully soon for the first time In my life I'll have a little more control.
So that's me. Kelly from NZ having her first real open conversation about something only those on the Frontline understand.
And I would like to know something. How positive is everyone feeling with their diagnosis? Have you found happiness in it? Where do you feel you are now with coming to terms with your awesome differences?
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