How Hard Times Shaped Me Into Who I Am
It’s hard times that shape a person to who they are. Throughout my whole life I have never been able to focus or sit still and because of that many things that are easy for most people are incredibly difficult for me. But this challenge also had many positive aspects and has shaped me into who I am now. I remember vividly when I looked at the definition of AHDH it described me perfectly, and for the first time ever I realized that it was not normal to spend most of math class spacing out and going insane from sitting in one spot for so long. I always admittedly dismissed the thought of having ADHD because I always thought it would make me not “normal” or that it was “bad”. But as I matured I realized that this was not necessarily a bad thing and that I can turn this so called disability into a strength. For instance most people dread long car rides they think they are boring and dreadful. But I love long car rides, I just put on some music and let my brain do what it does best: space out. I’m honestly not sure what I think about or what’s happening in my brain but I am fully content and happy. This so called disorder has given be a very different view on life that most people will never experience. They will never know the difficulty and challenge of missing many key points when someone is trying to tell you something. But they will also not know what’s it’s like to randomly be determined to move around all of your furniture at 3 am the day before you leave for the cape for the summer. This part of me that very few people understand has had a tremendous impact on shaping me to who I am today.