I have ADHD, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and other learning disabilities. I also have nearly a 4.0 GPA. My success as a student isn’t in spite of those challenges, but probably because of them. These obstacles have helped me persevere in all that I do, have compassion for others, and cope with any new challenges that may arise.
I realized that although I had no control over what life gave me, I did have control over my attitude. My only chance of doing well was to figure out strategies that worked for me, develop a strong work ethic, and persevere when things get tough. Putting forth whatever effort was necessary has become a habit. This discipline has helped me academically, and in all other aspects of my life.
I know that the persistence, compassion and resilience that I have developed will help me focus on my goals and not stop until I achieve them.
College student in CA
At the beginning of this year, i was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder. it wasn’t until later that i was properly diagnosed with adhd. hearing this cleared up the confusion on how i act.
as a kid, i was poorly treated by my teachers due to my adhd (like i said, i didn’t know i had it until just this year). my third grade teacher threw away my drawings that i made after a test, and my fifth grade teachers yelled at me for blurting out the answers to questions in class. i’ll be honest; the american education system hasn’t done a great job at helping students with adhd, but that’s a topic for another day.
but i’m a senior in high school now. i’m about to graduate. adhd is still apart of my life today. i still hyperfocus on things, i still feel rejected from friend groups, i still blurt things out. but i’m okay! i’m doing great. i’m a drag performer, a digital artist, and an actor who has adhd, and that’s okay!
you’ll be okay 🙂
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I am at university and adhd is RUINING MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.
I somehow made it through my first year but I can tell I’m not going to be able to do that again this year and it sucks I have to wait so long or somehow pay for a private appointment to get medication that I know I desperately need, my life literally feels like it’s falling apart.
While I should be studying or looking after myself and my finances, I’m procrastinating every second of every day and falling further and further behind even though I really want to get a high grade and procrastinating is the last thing I should be doing, I’m forgetting to clean my teeth, eat and go to classes, I’m daydreaming in lessons, conversations and annoying my friends by being too hyper and emotional, I’m also terrible at looking after my finances and I already can’t afford rent down the line. I can’t get a job I’m too scattered right now, I can’t do work, my life’s crumbling!
I love ADHD but right now… I need it to sit down and HELP ME!!