I’ll often hear other kids say “I’m so ADHD” when they forget their homework, or because they’re happier looking at TikTok than reading a book.
It doesn’t bother me when people say that, but it doesn’t really make sense either. A person can’t “be” ADHD. It’s a medical condition, just like anything else you’re born with.
Besides, having ADHD is more than just being forgetful or bored. It’s like having a mind that moves nonstop. It’s like wanting to sample every single flavor of ice cream, all the time. It’s like wanting to squirt all the paint on the canvas at once.
Despite the difficulties, there are things about living with ADHD that I’ve grown to appreciate. I’m glad that I see the world differently and that I’m more understanding of other people. Everyone has some sort of challenge to deal with, and ADHD is mine.