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  • Writer's pictureDonavan Robinson

Always Be a Teacher and a Student

Are you an adult with ADHD? Do you ever feel like you're alone in your struggles, that no one understands what you're going through? I know I have. But since my diagnosis, I've been reflecting on my life and the incredible people who have taught me along the way. They saw past my faults and gave me confidence, encouragement, and the tools I needed to get to where I am today. And I want to share that with you.

First of all, let me say that you are not alone. There are millions of people who share your struggles and your strengths. You are not broken, you are not flawed. You are a unique individual with a different way of seeing the world. And that can be a gift.

I know that ADHD can make life difficult at times. The inability to focus, the impulsivity, the forgetfulness. But it can also bring a lot of creativity, energy, and passion. I've found that when I'm interested in something, I can hyperfocus for hours, coming up with new ideas and solutions. And when I'm passionate about a project, I can work tirelessly to see it through to the end.

But even with those strengths, it can be hard to navigate a world that wasn't built for us. That's where the people who have taught me come in. They saw my potential, they encouraged me, and they gave me the tools I needed to succeed. It wasn't always easy, and there were times when I felt like giving up. But they never gave up on me.

And now, as an adult with ADHD, I want to pay it forward. I want to teach, coach, and inspire others in the same way. I want to be the person who sees your potential, who encourages you, who gives you the tools you need to succeed. Because I know how much that can mean.

But the best part? Learning never stops. From my 2-year-old daughter and my 4-year-old son, to my random Facebook marketplace encounters, I continue to gain insights and grow every day. That's what makes life worth living, and I'm grateful for the journey. So I want to encourage you to never stop learning, either. There's always more to discover, more to explore, more to create. And who knows? You might just surprise yourself with what you're capable of.

So, to my fellow adults with ADHD: You are not alone. You are not broken. You are not flawed. You are unique, you are creative, you are passionate. And you have the potential to do amazing things. With the right tools, the right support, and the right mindset, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

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