Finding My Float
Finding My Float is a personal blog born to navigate the healing process from chaos to calm after being diagnosed as an adult with ADHD.
Awakened by my otherwise unexpected, midlife diagnosis, I’ve decided to share my intimate mission for dramatic life change via this blog. I’m hoping to create an inspirational space for those of us who “get it” and maybe also help a few that don’t (yet) get a better understanding.
To that end, I’m here to shine a light on the challenges and gifts that come with being diagnosed as an adult with ADHD by candidly sharing my experiences, struggles and discoveries with vulnerability and humor.
Aloha! 🍍 Howdy! 👋 Nice to meet you 😁
Spoiler alert: For now at least, I’m writing to you via a pseudonym — well, actually more of a brand new nickname for myself which only a rare few know about. I’d love to tell you more about it. If you’re curious, … please click here.
Now that I’ve let the cat – er – um – dog out of the bag, I can get busy sharing with you who I really am regardless of what you call me. I’m really just … me: a self-employed, married mom (and foster mom) diagnosed as an adult with ADHD a couple of months before my 45th birthday. I live in the South (where a dusting of snow can close school for days) with my husband “Indy,” our school-aged son “Estee,” our rescue pup “Feisty,” and some extended odds and ends of friends and family.
When asked once which animal is most representative of my personality, I chose … a dolphin. They’re social, playful, smart, loyal, and would kick a shark’s butt to protect the innocent. To be sure, I’m often silly, sometimes serious and seldom act my age. I certainly don’t feel my age. Undoubtedly an empath too, my intuitive compassion runs deep and my overarching shyness disappears entirely if you mess with my peeps.
A Few of My Favorite Things
I enjoy all things creative and I love art. I’m an artist and a designer. The Hubs and I have had our own graphic design biz for about a decade now. We also paint. I sculpt. I make stuff. Even though I find it challenging, I enjoy writing, too — but I don’t know that I’ve ever really considered myself a writer — until, well, maybe … now?
I adore great stories (especially really gooood TV and film), cuddly animals & warm blankets. A magical day would be me and one of my sweeties binge watching something thrilling on the couch with said cuddly animals & warm blankets. By the same token, I’m drawn to great ideas, deep quotes and how-to books, webinars and videos. I even have a thing for watching cooking shows, too (though I admittedly have “kitchen anxiety”). Overall, I just love learning. In fact, especially after discovering that I’m adult with ADHD, I’ve kinda drenched myself in learning all things ADHD. It’s just fascinating to me.
Of course, I’m also randomly quite fond of everything sparkly, front porches, bridges, anything beach-related, all things turquoise, rain — specifically when it’s sunny out (hello, … rainbows!), flowers, mac & cheese, hot air balloons, umbrellas, sunsets and sushi.
Most Importantly, I Can’t Wait to Learn More About … YOU !
I fully believe that we are stronger together and that finding our tribe in life is crucial to a happier, more successful, fuller, richer life.
With this in mind, I do hope you’ll introduce yourself (even if it’s anonymously). Leave me a comment … anywhere on my blog or by finding me on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest) … and just say hi! If you relate to something you read here and can share what it’s been like for you personally living as an adult with ADHD (or knowing someone), I would love to hear it. I’m sure others would, too! You just never know who you might help!
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