The End of the Road

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.

- Namaste



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  • Gina

    Jeff — you were a pioneer in blogging about ADHD. Your blog validated my (and thousands of others readers’) perceptions when they really needed validating, and you provided some of the most thoughtful commentary on the subject ever.

    I am thrilled that ADHD is no longer center stage in your life and that other pursuits are proving enjoyable and fruitful.

    Live long and prosper, Chef Jeff!


    • Jeffs ADD Mind

      Thank you, Gina!! It’s been a long strange trip…but I made it!

  • Katy R.

    Jeff! I love your writing and I enjoy revisiting posts. I understand what you are saying though. Sometimes I just don’t have much to say about it either, lol. After the initial shock wears off, everyday life arises again to remind us…that sometimes talking about the same thing gets boring. (At least to ourselves, I never find your writing boring!) And indeed: ADHD isn’t the totality of what we each, individually, are. You are a many-faceted mind, by all means, polish those other facets as well!

    • Jeffs ADD Mind

      I’ll polish up those facets and maybe sell a few at a crafts fair. ;)

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