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    Distractions

    Every day, it’s the same thing. Over and over and over again. Distractions. On Friday evenings, I set up my schedule for the next week. I fill out my calendar in Thunderbird, I scribble out various tasks and projects that need to get done in the following week, and then I set myself up to follow the schedule as if it were being imposed upon me by a high-paying employer. But each week it’s the same thing. Over and over and over again. Monday starts off great. Projects are getting done, tasks are being checked off. Work runs from morning to night, and I place my head on the pillow…

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    The Friday Muse – Writing With ADHD

    Living with ADHD is not easy. For those who don’t know what ADHD is, it is Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s a bit different from ADD in that it creates hyperactive tendencies on top of a difficult time focusing. I was on Ritalin for nearly fifteen years of my life for it, and now that I’m into full adulthood, I’ve struggled with recognizing what is my personality and what is an actual trait of this disorder. My mind wanders. I suffer from social anxiety. I procrastinate. I tend to speak before thinking. I tend to live within my mind. I didn’t know what ADHD was growing up. Not entirely. I…