Too Many Shiny Objects

A very personal journal of adult ADHD


I didn’t discover that I had ADHD until pretty late in life. Mine is a typical story: my son was diagnosed (he’s also 2e), and as I learned about it, I realized… oh. Wait a second… I have ADHD, too, inattentive subtype. Now that I know, I’ve been slowly unpacking all the memories of my childhood, the failures, the criticism, the shame, the incomplete projects, the intense emotions, the many ways I’ve adapted to compensate for my inability to manage day-to-day things. It’s a lot to unpack— there are tears, but there’s also relief because now that I know what I’m dealing with, I can learn how to manage it. [ Read more … ]