I’m pretty open about being a developer with ADHD, and the unique challenges and benefits that come with it.
Delaney King recently wrote an amazing thread about ADHD that I found immensely helpful. One bit in particular, though, really jumped out at me…
You aren’t neurotypical. You won’t be. Their standards will never fit you. Just try to aim for keeping the ball of life up in the air with what you have.
Your space will be messy, your laundry never up to date, you will have doom piles. You win the battles you can.
This idea of self-acceptance is something I’ve really come to own in the last few years, but I feel like everyone needs to hear it every now and then.
Even people who aren’t neurodiverse.
You’re good enough. Be kind to yourself.