My name is Stacey, and I’m “twice-exceptional”. YES! Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it? I mean, not only am I exceptional, I’m twice-exceptional! Don’t hurt yourself congratulating me. What it really means is that I have Attention Deficit Disorder and I’m also considered “gifted”…it’s called twice-exceptional, because half of my brain is capable of astonishing mental feats, while the other half can’t even bother to lift its leg when it farts, which for the most part, isn’t very productive if you ask me. Yeah…try using that thing to navigate through life! It’s a mess.
A person can be twice-exceptional in different areas, but I was blessed with the above. Unfortunately, I don’t play a musical instrument, I don’t sing like a canary, nor do I ever stop mid-sentence and begin writing math equations on the nearest window. As a matter of fact, there is not one certain, outstanding thing I can claim to be gifted in…I’m the proverbial Jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. All the guts and none of the glory. None of the sugar and all of the shit. You catch my drift…
Though living as an adult (and kid for that matter) with AD(H)D, is a giant cluster-bomb of a life, I wouldn’t trade my superhero powers for anything. You didn’t know AD(H)D gave us superpowers? HOLY COW! What took you so long to get here? Beating yourself up for your deficits is so yesterday! The future is all about self-acceptance and using the gifts we were given to change the world.
You’ll read ALL about that in my book, “Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire“, but until then, poke around in here to get your spandex superhero suit ironed-up! I suggest you start by reading the post, “Drinking River Water” to prepare for the new, organic version of you and your adventure-filled life!
Love and laughs,