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Living with ADHD

Living with ADHD

Mix media on canvas: Acrylics, gelatos.

Size: 18"wx 24" H x 1" D



Living with ADHD is a unique and challenging experience. For those who suffer from it, as well as for their loved ones, each day presents a series of obstacles and triumphs. 

One of the most constant struggles is the difficulty in maintaining attention and focus on specific tasks. This can manifest in a variety of ways, from forgetting important appointments to struggling to complete work projects. It's not simply a matter of lack of interest or laziness, but rather a constant internal battle against distraction and impulsivity.

Imagine sending a thousand emails asking the same thing, or repeating a conversation three times without realizing it. These are just some examples of how ADHD can affect our daily interactions. Often, we apologize repeatedly for these behaviors, feeling the shame and frustration of not being able to control our actions.

However, living with ADHD is not just a burden; it's also a blessing in many ways. Our minds are constantly in motion, generating creative ideas and innovative solutions. We are out-of-the-box thinkers, able to see the world from unique perspectives and offer fresh solutions to complex problems.

But along with this creativity comes an internal struggle. Dates get mixed up, tasks are forgotten, and impulses can dominate our decisions. It's a constant battle to balance our strengths with our challenges, and we often feel misunderstood by those who don't understand the complexities of ADHD.

So, how can we move forward in a world that often seems designed for those with constant attention? The key lies in understanding and empathy. We need to educate others about ADHD, eradicate stigmas, and offer support to those struggling with this disorder.

From an internal perspective, I want those without ADHD to understand that our struggles are real, but so are our strengths. We are not simply distracted or hyperactive individuals; we are complex individuals with much to offer the world.

So the next time you find yourself frustrated by the forgetfulness or lack of attention of someone with ADHD, remember that they are fighting an internal battle that you may not see. Be understanding, be empathetic, and above all, be a support for those navigating the world with ADHD.

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