A note to my neurodiverse friends…
I had a revelation today and I wanted to share it with you. I hope it gives you some inspiration.
I have been beating myself up mentally lately. Since my diagnosis, I’ve reflected on years of struggles and failures. I’ve looked back at everything I’ve been through, with a new pair of eyes, and I’ve noticed things I never saw before. Suddenly everything feels tainted by the ADHD label that has attached itself to me.
Whilst it’s come with so much validation, it’s also come with a loss of hope and a feeling of defeat. I’ve been feeling sad and hopeless; I am exhausted, I don’t want to fight anymore. I’ve realised that I’ll struggle forever – I’m hardwired to do so. And whilst it has come so easy to judge and beat myself up for that, it hasn’t come easy to realise that despite that, I’m still a success.
I am literally hard-wired to struggle, and despite that, I have achieved so much.