I don’t remember a time when I felt like I fit in or was like everybody else. It’s taken most of my life, beginning on December 28, 1959, for me to embrace what I like to call my “quirkiness.”
I have lots of quirks – some officially diagnosed, some functionally self-diagnosed, and some seemingly inherited predispositions. I believe that nature and nurture – or the lack thereof – have conspired to create the sensitive, empathic, emotional, hyperactive, easily distracted, compulsive, silly, easily hurt, strong-willed, contrary, inquisitive, annoying, unpredictable, and loving person I am today.
I’ve found help dealing with my ADD, OCD, CPTSD, and other idiosyncrasies on websites, forums, and social media. The people I’ve “met” through websites, forums, and social media have let me know that I’m not alone.
This blog is my way of sharing what I’ve learned along the way. I hope you find something that helps you, too.
P.S. Be sure to read my disclaimer. I am not a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor, nor do I play one on TV. 🙂