Blogging takes me more time

When I was 12 years old, I had been taking piano lessons for six years.  I was still playing at an early intermediate level.  My parents, finally wearied of nagging me to practice each day.  They allowed me to quit.  “He must have other strengths,” they said.
Why did I make no progress?  Many years later I learned the reason.  I wasn’t lazy.  I wasn’t stupid.  I had a learning disability which prevented me from gaining traction.
Today I cannot play the piano.  I wasted six years.
But it was not a waste.  I learned about myself.  And I can still read music when I sing.

Also, I have ADHD.  Severe ADHD.  And a few other brain issues.  So writing a blog post sounds like this:

“Today’s topic—-what should I eat for lunch?——the topic is important—-—maybe a sandwich——-so, as I was starting to say——peanut butter or humus——-What is today’s weather———I’m going to try this later.  Wait. . . humus on a sandwich?”

The process takes a long time.

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Should I eat blueberries as brain food?

Not a big problem.  To create, everyone must spend more time and energy than expected.  I might take a little longer than some people, but I am able to overcome my disabilities and eventually create.  I might I have other strengths which enhance the finished product.

ADHD people are like David Banner and the Incredible Hulk.  You know you have a superpower, but you cannot rely on when it will be available.  You might need your creative abilities during a brainstorming session or when sitting down to design.  But the Hulk might stay dormant.  The late that night, when it is time to sleep, creativity forces explode. 

Do you have weaknesses that must be overcome before you can create?  Feel free to share with me.  One strategy: focus on building your strengths first.

 


What are you trying to learn?  What are your struggles?  What issues would you like me to address?  How exactly can I help you?  I would like to hear from you.  Either leave a comment, or confidentially contact me at Brock@BrockStout.org.

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