Hey y’all! My name is Jackie!
I’ve… never much enjoyed participating in forums. I mainly use them to help me fix computer problems by just browsing existing ones. It’s a surprisingly effective and common way to behave for a certified computer repair expert like myself without needing to remember absolutely everything the certification exam calls for! It was still very annoying to take the test without the internet though, but I still passed!
Um, right, I guess I’m here reaching out a little more than I normally do because I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock and my ADHD is part of the problem. I’ve been diagnosed for most all my life (i’m in my late 20’s) & been on and off medications (currently on) with varying degrees of success, but mainly I’m very overwhelmed and trying not to shutdown, especially since we in the US just witnessed how bad that is for all involved, lol. But in all seriousness, ever since my best friend passed away almost 4 years ago I haven’t had anyone in my life capable of understanding my difficulties and helping me through them effectively. I was initially manic-depressive, overweight, jobless, and homeless but now, today, I’ve lost 100lb to be under 200, have skills + job opportunities, and an apartment with a therapy cat! But still no friends that I haven’t had to ease into my quirks with explanation time and again that were willing or able to offer the time and support I think I need at this stage in my life. Reading back on this it seems obvious im a little all over the place with no clear definition in mind as to what im talking about clearly, but mainly my point is I hope I can connect and get to know others like me through here that I can come to if I’m having trouble keeping myself off the street for whatever issue crops up that I dont have the experience, or the unique qualities of the issue isn’t covered in normal texts, or patience/time to read the books for dealing with said issue. Maybe make a few new friends too.
Now, poke me if you want to get in touch! I’m going to go get distracted in the middle of a conversation with people about how ADHD doesn’t mean I’ll get distrac…
…is that squirrel wearing a tiny firemen hat?
(if I can’t joke about myself then how could anyone not take me seriously? )