I actually had a decent night of sleep last night. :)
Let’s just hope the trend continues…
Something really cool happened this morning. :)
A neurotypical peer actually sent me a message saying that we should see a movie together.
A neurotypical peer initiated social contact with me.
So last night I spent about an hour convincing myself that I could, in fact, breathe…
My tips for concert-goers (the orchestra kind of concert) with ADHD and/or related disorders:
1. Don’t sit down until you absolutely must do so
2. Play little “games” during the concert. Here are some ideas:
- Look around and find things to count
- See how many names you recognize in the list of people who donated money
- Watch the percussionists. Try to predict when the cymbal-crasher is going to crash his cymbals next.
- If you know any people in the orchestra, try to find them
- Listen for specific instruments
3. Take advantage of any intermissions or standing ovations. Don’t just sit during intermission—stand and walk around. Be one of the first people to stand up after a superb performance, and don’t just stand there. March in place, bounce up and down as subtly as possible, etc.
"untitled, for lack of a better descriptor" Or, "the wax and wane of my wobbly self-confidence"
I’m sitting here scribbling down Nothing.
It’s my hope that this Nothing will morph into Something.
I seldom can see where that Something is running,
The point at which Something is no longer Nothing.
But I know that I am writing Something.
A Something, perhaps, that I’d better call Nothing.
My top tip for teenagers with disabilites:
Don’t spend a huge amount of time ruminating over your disability.
If you do, I promise you that you will someday regret it.
Now carry on being your awesome selves. :)
- Me: What does it feel like to not have to feel along the ground with your feet all the time?
- Dad: Is that a serious question?
- Dad: Not a knock-knock joke or anything?
- Me: Yes, I'm not kidding. What does it feel like?