The Lessons of ADHD-C Imposter syndrome is one of my greatest challenges. It’s a daily battle to convince myself that I’m not a complete fraud, but I still put myself out there every day and you can, too. There are countless combinations of symptoms, so just because someone doesn’t have your particular flavor of ADHD does not make them any less authentic. (See #1)
Eighty one is pretty old to discover that the things I have been dealing with all my life are not mine alone. It’s nice though, in an odd kind of way, to know that the coping skills I developed over the years are practical and not weird at all.
I have been treated for ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety for over 25 years. Nobody has ever suggested that my piles of paper are okay. I know what is in each mound. I greatly appreciate your suggestions. I also appreciate your willingness to talk about your experiences. It helps. Maybe someday I will be able to pay this forward.