Last year, I found a new hobby. I watched all the videos, read the websites, and purchased some pretty expensive gear because I was on the path to making some amazing synth music.
You probably know how this story ends.
When hobbies fade after so much initial excitement (and investment!), it can be easy to feel discouraged and beat yourself up for "yet another failed hobby".
But so what?
I enjoyed my time learning and now have this little window into a world I still find interesting, even if I'm not the next prolific synth musician. As a bonus, when I was itching to get the latest MacBook Air, I had all this music gear I could sell to afford it.
Take joy in the hobbies that grab you, and allow yourself to move on without regret.
I wrote a few more atomic essays on ADHD this week:
The Middle This one is a bit personal - my fears as a parent of a child with ADHD.
Jesse J. Anderson
Are you paying for apps you aren't using or trials you forgot about? Check your app subscriptions and cancel anything haven't used in the past 2 weeks.
The Wall of Awful
Jessica McCabe's "How to ADHD" Youtube channel provides many insightful explanations on what it's like living with ADHD. This particular one has stuck with me.
There's power in having a name for something you've experienced. My daughter and I now refer to the "wall of awful" when we catch ourselves getting stuck with our ADHD.
Best part - this video is just 6 minutes! Watch it, watch it now
Quote of the week
I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.
— Emma Watson (actress and activist with ADHD)