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The reality of being a single parent to 3 neurodivergent teenage boys while battling my own demons

It’s been a roller-coaster week for me. The last month has been challenging for me on a number of levels and I’m trying to work my way through it. There’s so much going on in my life at the moment and I’m trying to stay on top of everything. Work is keeping me busy, which …

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I don’t want to feel like this anymore

I have a doctor’s appointment this morning to discuss managing my ADHD with medication.  This has been a long time coming and I’m excited/nervous.  We’re also going to talk about my antidepressants as well. This is so important, especially as I’m continuing to struggle. I’m looking forward to putting some of this struggle behind me …

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#Depression can be different for everyone but this is how it impacts me

I wanted to point something out about depression, at least as it applies to me. When I find myself in a darker place, I don’t think I’ve ever had the urge to hurt myself, at least not that I can remember. When I’m struggling like I am, the struggle is not related to not wanting …

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I’m trying to focus on doing better

Today was pretty rough. I spent a good chunk of it sleeping. It’s been body aches, headaches, nausea, cold sweats, and of course, my personal favorite, extreme exhaustion. I haven’t eaten much today and I’ve been trying to stay hydrated as best I can. I ended up mowing the lawn this evening and I definitely …

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I’ve discovered plant therapy and it’s amazing

It’s been a really long week but I have accomplished at least some of what I set out to accomplish. That’s something. Yesterday, I sorta spent the day immersed in plant therapy. Emmett and I spent some time at Petitti Garden Center. It’s one of the three dangerous stores for me to visit when I’m …

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I went to bed feeling like I was a decent Dad last night

I’m really trying to push through all this shit today. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing okay and other times I feel like I’m broken. I’ve been really focused on work lately because I’m getting slammed, which is good but it’s also painfully obvious that I’m a one man operation. My goal right now is …

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The truth is I’m really struggling right now

It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything. While this is the part where I usually apologize for that, I’m not going to do that anymore. The reason is because it ends up feeding this insane level of guilt that I feel for not writing and I need to stop that. The truth is that …

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I’m 43 years old and I think I might have ADHD?

Recently, I’ve begun to wonder if I might have ADHD. I’m 43 years old and never once thought that to be the case. There is ADHD in my family, and both the younger boys carry that diagnosis, as does their mom. I’ve watched them over the years and seen how ADHD impacts their lives. I’ve …

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