There is so much of this piece that I wanted to highlight, because it spoke so clearly to me. It's as if you peered inside my brain, and experience, and psyche. I never realized that so much of who I am was a trauma response, but now that I reflect back on your words here, and my life, and how I turned out...damn. I've recently realized that much of what I saw as my own shortcomings is actually unrealized, undiagnosed and ignored adult ADHD.

Those two realizations together? Powerful stuff.

Now the challenge is what to do with all this newfound knowledge.

Thank you so much for writing this and help ing megrow a little.

Carolyn McBride

Carolyn McBride

I’m a self-sufficiency enthusiast driven by the desire to learn. I’m a reader, a gardener, lover of good chocolate, coffee and life in the woods.