4: My journey with ADHD and getting a late-in-life diagnosis



 Last year, I was diagnosed with ADHD and it was a life-changing diagnosis. So many things came up with the diagnosis: grief over what I went through, relief that I wasn't broken, excitement that I had a new way of looking at myself. It was A LOT.

In this very personal episode, I break down my journey - how the diagnosis came about, what it looked like, what I’ve learned along the way, and how I’m managing it now - in the hopes that if you, or someone you know, is wondering about what a late-in-life ADHD diagnosis can look like, this can shine a light on it. 

 In this episode, we talk about:

  • What ADHD has looked like in my life and how it's shown up
  • How I realized I might have ADHD and the process I went through to get diagnosed
  • Ways that I've started to manage ADHD (and used what was already built into my life)
  • Where ADHD trips me up and where it's really enhanced my life
  • My decision to seek an official diagnosis and how I felt after
  • How medication has affected my ADHD management and improved my daily life
  • All sorts of messy stories about ADHD and how great it is and how complicated it can also be

Listen to the full podcast episode for an in-depth look at my journey with ADHD - the challenges, the breakthroughs, and the strategies that have helped me figure this out later in life. 

And I want to hear from you! Do you have questions, thoughts, insights? Feel free to leave me a comment and I'll follow up! 

Links Mentioned:

ADHD 2.0: Amazon | Bookshop

Better Late Than Never: Amazon | Bookshop

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