I ‘ve come to the end of the road. It’s possible there may be a path or two that I’ll explore but, for the most part, I’m done with the road overly traveled. In the six years of this blog’s existence, I’ve looked at numerous aspects of ADHD. I could certainly spend six more years exploring other aspects of it. However, I’m tired of dwelling on it. What more can I say about anger. What more can I say about the delusional who see ADHD as magical fairy dust. What more can I say that has not already been said by me or others who have taken up the cause of blogging about ADHD.
Of all the childhood fantasies I had about what I wanted to be when I grow up, ‘ADHD Blogger’ was never on that list. The blog grew out of a need to express myself, to get out of my system the frustrations of ADHD and to share with others what I saw — and still see — as the universality of those frustrations. I’ve made many friends through this blog and have learned much about them, and myself, through nearly 3,000 comments left on this blog, through many private emails, through many phone calls and, in a few cases, face-to-face meetings with other ADHDers.
It is time for me to move on. I’m tired of ADHD being a large part of my life. This does not mean that this blog is coming to an end. Infrequently, I may blog about ADHD, or about social and political issues, or whatever else catches my attention. But this blog will no longer be the central focus of my intellectual energies.
In the Book of Genesis, Adam takes ownership of all living creatures by giving them names. In my own way, I have come to take ownership of my personal challenge by giving it a name — Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is now part of my personal dominion. I own it.