A couple weeks ago I was speaking with a professional about getting tested for adult ADHD.
Do you have trouble following through on things?
Are you forgetful?
Are you disorganized?
Yes, yes, and YES.
Does it impact your daily life?
No, not really. I mean, I think life would be easier if I was more organized. And I really want to figure out how to help my kids not fall into the same habits, but I’ve managed all these years.
Oh, I’ve managed. That is, until yesterday. When I lost my computer! Mind you, I didn’t just leave it somewhere – at least I don’t think so. Normally if I’m the last person to touch an item, I know exactly where it is, even if it’s in the middle of a pile of clutter somewhere (it’s my absent-minded super power). But I’m 86% sure that I put it in my van. And that’s the last thing I can remember doing with it. And now it’s gone.
I wish I could claim it was stolen from my van – I would feel much less ridiculous. But it was my work computer and if I tell them it was stolen, I have to file a police report. And how will that go?
No, Officer, there are no signs of a break-in.
No, sir, nothing else was taken or damaged.
Well, Officer, the reason I think it was stolen is because I’d like to believe that I’m not stupid enough to misplace an entire bag with my laptop.
Probably I’m not alone. Maybe I’m even in good company (didn’t Newton lose his laptop once?). But it’s still frustrating and annoying and making me extra excited for that ADHD evaluation at the end of next month!