Sometimes life with ADHD is awesome! Other times, not so much… When I get distracted during an important discussion, it’s usually that something like chronic physical pain, emotional or social stress, something else entirely, or a combination of things. I really do want to hear you. When I tell you that I’m tired, or fatigued, I’m trying to tell you that I’m not processing information very effectively. When I’m not able to do everything I had expected and I regret not being able to follow through, I really am sorry. When I’m tired and stressed, please understand that I am not in the right “head space” to make important decisions on the spot. If I do make a decision then, I’ll probably have to renege. If I do, I really am sorry. When I try to convey my feelings, it will probably come out wrong, I may leave out words, and speak in sentence fragments that leave you wondering what I’m trying to say, and I really am sorry. If I hide from my messes, I really am sorry. I really am doing my best…whatever my best is on a given day.