In this episode, I address a couple of my own stand-out quirks that have not only gotten me into a bit of trouble, but that have also been misunderstood.
For years, I had no idea of the effect I had on so many past friendships that, while all the negative talk reached me eventually, I simply wasn't aware of the things I was doing that were hurtful. Moreover, I didn't understand why I was the way I was, or why I behaved the way I did.
It's still difficult to overcome, and yes - sometimes the ADHD just wins - but while ADHD is an explanation, it's not an excuse for me to repeat those behaviors. I do my best. For those of us with ADHD, we really are trying. And the more we become aware of our tendencies, sometimes - it doesn't always feel great.
But, as long as we are improving and putting in the effort to be our best selves, that's what is within our control.
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