Painting Yourself Into a Corner: ADHD’s Persistence

This weekend, with the encouragement of a dear friend, I began to tackle the back hallway. Most of the house has damaged wood floors, but the back hallway was especially bad. The wood was so scuffed, scratched, and gouged that any liquid would absorb into the wood and cement all the little dirt particles stuck in the crevices. I live in Canada, so in the winter a nice cocktail of road salt and melting snow from our boots would seep into that porous wood, while my brain simultaneously leached grungy feelings of homeowner incompetence into my self-esteem. Continue reading

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The Mental Load ft. ADHD

Recently, my wonderful, hunky, bearded fiancé moved back home. It was the end of four long years of long distance, and I welcomed him back to our small house with open arms. It was so nice to have someone to hug at the end of a stressful day, but there was something beginning to nag at me about the change… Continue reading