I don’t have enough change in my life so once again I decided to change the theme of my blog. There aren’t a whole lot of WordPress themes to choose from, which is probably a good thing for me since I like to change these types of things, I am still obsessing about the look/feel of this blog. I am crazy woman. I am the person that decides to move the furniture… RIGHT NOW. I am the person who decides that I want to be organized and need a new planner… RIGHT NOW. I need to get organized, therefore, I need to figure out a new file system, which requires new files, which requires a trip to the store… I need to find a way to track my actions, so I need a new binder or a new planner or a new system or a new spiral notebook or a new ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE ME UP OUT OF THIS CRAZY ASS NIGHTMARE!!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!!! Yes indeedy, I have ADHD… I have told you this before. Nothing like a little ADHD to go with your morning coffee. Or how about a little ADHD to go with your morning review of actions… it goes a little something like this:
Me…. reading email, drinking coffee… getting my brain engaged and ready for the day.
My ADHD: “hmmmm so much to do, how are you going to figure out how to prioritize all this stuff… I mean where do you even start? You should start by prioritizing! You should figure out where to start… You can’t start until you prioritize. You have to prioritize before you start!”
Me: “Don’t do it.”
My ADHD: “What do you mean don’t do it! You KNOW if you prioritize you’ll be organized.”
Me: “Don’t do it. IT’s A TRAP!”
My ADHD: “Puh-lease. A trap? I wouldn’t do that to you. I am here to help. WE are a TEAM. You need to prioritize. How are you going to prioritize?”
Me: “Shit how am I going to prioritize? I gotta figure out how I’m going to prioritize! I gotta get a system.”
My ADHD: (whispers) “WINNER!”
Me an hour later… “SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! I did it again!!!! Oh man I gotta stop getting distracted and focus.”
I have a system for capturing my actions. I just have to keep using it and getting off-track and letting myself get distracted. It’s just another way of bringing me down and creating pain.
Tonight changing the theme on my blog was a nice distraction after a very long and painful day. My work has been very challenging since transitioning to my new job. It’s difficult to work the long hours and manage the pain. So after a long day, the time I took to look at the themes and find and edit one of my photos for the header and put a new picture up of Tani… well, it was worth it.
This is the thing… if I can do one pleasurable activity a day, my depression should stay manageable. That’s the hope anyway. I think it’s working for the most part. I have learned this in my pain class. If I can manage the depression, it’s just one more way of helping to manage my pain. Once again, there’s always a connection.
I can manage through the pain. For me, this is my life. In other words, if I accept this is my life, then I will continue to LIVE. I won’t let the pain take me away from living. If I wait until I feel good and there’s no pain to do anything… I may never be able to leave my house! It’s easier said than done… but we all work on this every day, right?
So this post is kind of all over the place, but sometimes it’s just like that! I can’t help how my brain works. I mean you just get to read this… I’m livin’ it 24/7! :) I started writing and I honestly thought I was going to write about something completely different and ended up, well… here.
I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading! I hope you leave a comment, I really appreciate hearing from you!
Stay super cool!
“If I wait until I feel good and there’s no pain to do anything… I may never be able to leave my house!”
— well said!
Hi myfoggybrain– nice post! You know what I hear a lot? “Come see us when you feel better,” or, “I’d love to take you for dinner when you feel better.” Well, those folks are still waiting.
I’ve told my family hey, you can come visit me even if my fibro is hurting or fatigue has put me down. They say, Oh, you don’t won’t visitors when you’re sick. BS! Yes, actually, I do! Well, sometimes anyway.
I tell my friend who asks me out all the time to just come by for a visit, I’m here, pretty much all the time, mostly alone.
If folks wait on me to feel better they may not see me in this lifetime. I wish they would get this. At least my dogs get it.
I like your new pic of your beloved 4legged. Mine need to go out now so I gotta go, but I enjoyed your post. Thanks for writing. Also, I got your comment the other day. Thank you for your nice comment.
Have a very blessed day!
Hi! I came across your blog! I think it is very interesting. You have a great way of trying to think of positive things. I need to be more positive! I am adding your blog to my blogroll so I can come back, so don’t stop writing! ;)
Just wanted to let you know that your page is not showing up correctly on the BlackBerry Browser. Anyway, I’m now on the RSS feed on my laptop, so it works!