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A DAY IN THE ADHD LIFE: SCENES FROM A JAKE'S WAYBACK BURGER | Erik Young M.Ed., LPC
True confessions time. I have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. To my friends and family, I am sure this does not come as much of a surprise. I am 46 and grew up in a place (Texas, then New Jersey) and a time (the 1970's and 1980's) where ADHD wasn't as well-known as it is now. Basically, I grew up undiagnosed until well into adulthood. This is why I like working with kids and families dealing with adhd…it's something with which I'm intimately familiar with. Today, I describe a recent event in my life where my adhd brain got the better of me. I'm hoping this will both amuse and educate you guys about what it's like to live with this condition. Let's set the wayback machine for two weeks ago. My fiancée and I were out shopping, running some wedding errands, etc. Truth be told, I'm not huge shopping fan so my interest level wasn't at 100% (though getting these errands done was important). Furthermore, I'd not slept well the night before and was not my best mentally. I