When I first announced to friends and family that I was leaving New York City and my job as a public school teacher to pursue my dream of becoming a SCUBA instructor and starting an online business abroad, the responses I received tended to fall into one of two...read more
ADHD and Time Management: Why We’re Always Late and Always Doing Things at the Last Minute, and 5 Ways to Change That
I began my research for this post at the business center of Cancun, Mexico's airport. With the help of a friend, I managed to arrive to the airport the recommended three hours prior to my international flight. This, mind you, is not a common occurrence when I am left...read more
I did the math, and for 27 of my 32 years on this planet, the month of September has meant back to school for me, either as a student or as a teacher. While I'll admit it has felt pretty darn good to continue on my indefinite break from working a stressful, full-time...read more
The question of whether or not one decides to take medication to treat their ADHD symptoms is both deeply personal and highly controversial. It seems as though everyone has an opinion on the matter, regardless of their level of personal experience with ADHD. On one...read more
Since deciding to learn more about ADHD and investigate how it has affected my life, I have been thinking about a lot about how to distinguish between those aspects of the disorder that are neurobiological from those that I have control over. Part of my healing...read more
While the disorder has made many aspects of my life more difficult, there is definitely a positive side to ADHD. Here are the top seven ways ADHD has enriched my life. 1.) ADHD helps me to embrace change. People with ADHD embrace change and as such, live varied and...read more
At graduation from elementary school, my sixth grade teacher read a short poem for each of her students in which she made predictions for what we would be when we grew up. It was proclaimed before my entire community that I would become the first female president of...read more
For the last several years I worked as a public elementary school teacher. To say that the job was a challenge for me is an extreme understatement. While I loved my students and the profoundly satisfying feeling of making a difference through the personal...read more
One of biggest pain points in my life as a grown woman with ADHD has been to crack what I call the ADHD careers equation. In other words, it has been a struggle to find a fulfilling career that I feel successful at. I will never forget a conversation I had with my...read more
Welcome to my site. I'm very glad you're here. My name is Devon, and I am a thirty-something American woman who is taking some time to explore the world and myself. My ADHD Journey I was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager and was medicated for part of my time in...read more
Welcome. I’m Devon.
I was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager and medicated for a few months in college. Apart from that, I did little to understand or address my ADHD for nearly 15 years.
Now as a thirty-something woman I’m finally facing my ADHD and the affect it has had on nearly every facet my life.