Living with ADHD can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you have no idea you’re living with it. Over the years I’ve discovered there are advantages, like the non-stop adrenaline rushes. You’re constantly re-inventing yourself, changing relationships, jobs, cars, and housing, all at a mind-blowing rate. The downside of ADHD is that you are constantly in motion re-inventing yourself, changing relationships, jobs, cars, and housing at a mind-blowing rate. Keeping up is not for the faint of heart.
My resume is long, really long. I’ve never not worked. My prior work experience includes a variety of positions. Here is a partial list; pancake flipper, steel mill laborer, pool boy, insurance underwriting, travel agent, press operator at a box factory, ferry boat worker, Ball bearing factory worker (i.e. worked in a ball bearing factory), Speedo wearing cocktail waiter at Key West gay resort, mystery shopper, retail, manager for charter airline, model, flight attendant for United Airlines, and even a gig working as Gorilla Caregiver for “show me your nipples” Koko and her non-companion Ndume. Surprisingly this was not a difficult transition, going from cranky airline passengers to cranky gorillas I mean. The similarities will boggle the mind, we really haven’t evolved all that much.
I didn’t choose ADHD , circumcision, or being gay. This is my life, my journey, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Well maybe one thing, I’d have a “smooth swimmers build”.