I was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, I even went to a camp to help me with it. As a kid I was ashamed of my ADHD. In 5th grade a teacher called me out in the middle of class asking if I had “taken my medication today?”
Shortly after that I realized there’s nothing wrong with me, there’s nothing wrong with ADHD. I became proud of my ADHD and what it allowed me to do; multi task, hyperfocus, be creative etc. I utilized these skills to be the best person I could be. I started working with the ADHD community in 2015 as a counselor at the very camp I went to as a kid.
I worked with kids to show them that ADHD is not something wrong with you, its something that can make you better at things. For me ADHD isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. It’s what makes us different from other people, it can excel us to levels we could never imagine. So anyone out there who is discouraged about ADHD or think that there’s something wrong with you, please remember my words, and use your ADHD as a strength.