Living with ADD…look, a butterfly!

Wednesday nights at church have been pretty interesting the past month or so.  I’ve been part of a class for parents and educators of children with ADD/ADHD.  I’m neither, but it seems like a perfect fit for me since I’ve been living with ADD for over 20 years now.  In fact, just getting to the class was the result of ADD.

Each quarter, MRCC has a varied selection of classes, many of which I am interested in attending.  This time, there were three that seemed like winners for me, but I settled on studying Leviticus.  The first Wednesday of the quarter, I started heading to class but before I did, decided to look at the class listings one last time.  A class on the book unChristian had been on my mind earlier, and my mind said “hey, let’s go to that one!”  Yes, my mind often talks to me.  Heading to class, I passed by the classroom where “Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum” was being watched and discussed.  My ADD mind led me right there.  Too many decision opportunities presented themselves and that’s what happens most time, I just randomly pick one.  Fortunately for me, those decisions seem to work most of the time; when they don’t, I can give it another try.

This ended up being great for me, and I think for others in the class.  I’m not necessarily whom the class was for, but I think I’m bringing to the table a look at what an adult who grew up with ADD looks like, struggles and victories alike.  So the whole point is this: ADD is something that’s challenging, but usually ends up being a blessing in various disguises.  How about you, have you had ADD moments like this that ended up being great?  Let me know in the comments below.