I’m a 25-year-old male diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago. In addition to ADHD, I’ve struggled throughout my life with depression, and the older I get, the harder life seems to become.
I enrolled at two different four-year colleges in the past and didn’t make it through my first year at either of them. Currently I’m living back in my home town and attending the local community college part time.
There was a time when I wanted to study Computer Science, but I’m so doubtful I can even make it through college at this point. Reading is a struggle for me (it takes around an hour to read ten pages), and I zone out frequently when people are talking, even when I’m trying as hard as I can to pay attention.
On the other hand, I worry that if I don’t go to college, I’ll never be able to earn enough money to support myself, so I experience a lot of anxiety around that.
I’m hoping to meet some other people with similar struggles (I don’t know anyone else personally who has ADHD) and to learn some strategies for coping with the problem’s I’ve been having.
I look forward to meeting you all.