I agree (100%) with @j_d_aengus
“labels don’t define you, because you define who you are, you know your heart and your mind. Sure, ADHD can make things hard, but it also makes life really interesting at times.”
And as you will find out on this forum, there are some really cool and interesting people who also have ADHD!
Welcome @Sonic91 . . . Good to have you on board. I’m a bit older than you . . . 74 and was officially diagnosed about 20 years ago! My son was diagnosed before he was 5. And as heredity is heredity . . . his 13 y.o. daughter (My Granddaughter . . . ) too is a !
My son thought he was “stupid” . . . it took him quite a while! Even after he decided he could “do college” it still took him seven years and three colleges to discover what he really wanted to do in life. And my son who thought he was stupid, finally graduated and has been quite successful . . . and happy . . . as an Electrical Engineer. btw: He graduated with a GPA of 3.97! (Yes I surely am bragging . . . But I’m his Dad after all . . . ).
In terms of how you feel about yourself . . . takes time, takes risking, and at times, jumping in to “just do it!” We s are prone to doing that . . . you know “poor impulse control” and all those good ADHD strengths (seriously) . . .
So we’ll be here for you. This a great forum. I go to it every day and glad I do!