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Late in life ADHD diagnosis – best day of my life

My ADHD diagnosis at the age of 46 changed my world!

I always felt like I didn’t fit in, I didn’t get things like other people seemed too. In meetings, I could never work out when it was my time to speak, regularly interrupting others. I always felt I had to work extra hard, extra hours to deliver what others did. Why was it so easy for them?

Receiving my diagnosis, and starting medication, was like lifting a heavy fog and the rewards of being diagnosed have been endless.

I can be present when with others, especially my kids, focus better on conversations and in business meetings.

But best of all? I finally felt like I belonged. For the first time in 45 years, I could finally start to understand me! I had a label, which gave me entry to an amazing group of fellow neurodivergent, ADHD people. And what an amazing, creative, thoughtful, energetic group to be part of.

My ADHD is just one part of me but what an amazing part.

Amanda Riley