Thursday, January 31, 2008

DSL is fun!

Boy I like DSL, makes things so much quicker and easier to get things done on the computer and then just go get back to the rest of my life instead of waiting forever for things to download, process, etc. It's so nice, something that can actually keep up with my ADD brain. If I'm doing something on a site, reading something I'm interested in, that sort of thing and then BAM! my ADD kicks in and I think, oh yeah I wanted to check out eBay and look up Tumbleweeds.

Now I know this sounds wierd to those of you who don't have ADD, but the way an ADD brain works is something like this (I'll try to piece together one recent line of thought that I had):

First, I was just reading a blurb of an article about women entrepreneurs, which made me think of an article I read in a magazine about a woman who sold tumbleweeds , which made me think of all the tumbleweeds that were blowing around outside at that moment cause we've had very high winds lately, which made me think back to the lady selling tumbleweeds and I remembered that she sold them on eBay, but since I wasn't near a computer at the time and didn't write it down I forgot. But a few days later, saw the tumbleweeds again and did the whole process all over again, but still wasn't able to finish, not at the computer. But when I did get on the computer again, I still didn't remember to check out eBay and the tumbleweeds until hubbie came in and wanted to yak about rattlesnakes under tanks and tumbleweeds everywhere cause of the high winds and then BAM! Yeah, I'm on the computer and can actually finish what I needed to do!

That kind of illustrates, in one small way, what goes on inside the brain of someone with the type of ADD I have. It's not the body that does all the hyperactive things, it's my brain. Can't focus on any particular thing for to long, my brain just keeps jumping from thing to thing.If I've had a busy day at work, it's really hard for me to just make my brain start to slow down, relax and get ready for a nice relaxing evening.

But I've noticed that since I've been on medication, at night, my brain actually feels tired, and I've been sleeping so much better. I don't wake up in the middle of the night several times a week and stay awake for hours because my brain won't relax again. Some of you might know what I mean, those times when you replay the day, think about everything you have to do the next day and all that, it's just much worse for a tired person with ADD. We can't stop the thoughts from coming and making all the associations. Like the 5 degrees of sepearation thing from Kevin Bacon, or whatever it is.

Oops, I'm starting to realize, I'm tired and my medication has worn off for the day, I'm probably illustrating exactly how an ADD brain works, and I think it might be time to end this blog and go get ready for bed.

Until later, when I'm not so tired and medications haven't worn off!

1 comment:

Mabunny said...

Hiyas Nik:)) glad you got the DSL thing working. And I'm happy to say that as your BFF, I can actually keep up with your ADD brain:) it may not seem like it to you, but your brain moves as fast as my mouth, so we are in sync:))
Love ya and Miss ya
Mabunny

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