Things in my life weren’t always kicks and giggles though. I spent years and years with little to no self awareness as far as how I operated, which led to years and years of confusion, poor grades in school, and struggling socially. My junior year in high school then came, and for the first time, my Mother was told that I wouldn’t be able to make the next grade.
She was furious. As many parents would be. We had a long conversation about this, and for the first time, I confessed to my mother that I was struggling. I felt alone, unmotivated and was depressed.
My mother then, being the amazing Mom that she is, took strong action on figuring out what was up for me. She got me a pysychiatrist. I started seeing a therapist and based on the problems I was having, the health professionals got curious and then put me through the ADHD test and after hours of different testing (quite boring, if I remember correctly) I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD with a little bit of hyperactivity.
This was game changing for me. It gave me self awareness for the very first time. It’s the reason why I am where I am today (only planning on growing more). It’s the reason why I connect with so many now on social media on a daily basis. Got my first public speaking gig talking to people who were in a similar place.