It’s really easy to observe that there is a need for something in the world and then just talk about that need without doing anything effective about it. I’m a blogger, so I see that tendency alive in my life. I can point out the flaws I see in myself and others until I’m blue in the face, but all that talking often doesn’t (read=pretty much never) make way towards change. The time comes when bootstraps must be pulled and comfort zones vacated.
The doers of the world clothe our words by responding to the needs they see. My looooooongtime* blogging friend Janice of Snide Reply is a doer. She saw that there were very few resources for people living with mental health issues who wanted to have an open discussion about how that impacts their lives as parents.
*Seriously, she has “known” me since I didn’t even have to wear maternity clothes to accommodate an impending Wee Cee. We are tight, yo.
So do you know what she did? She didn’t just moan and sigh. She created that resource. This is why I love her. She’s a doer, and that dog doing yoga is her spirit animal.
Crazy Good Parent is an online watering hole for parents who embrace their often unruly minds and are committed to working through their issues and offering support to others. It’s a place where we can talk candidly about our struggles and not feel the urge to apologize for what we are.
I was honored when Janice asked me to write a guest post for Crazy Good Parent because I believe in this project so much. For almost two years, I have had a post about my life with Attention Deficit Disorder sitting in my drafts folder, but for whatever reason it never got finished.
Actually, scratch that. Pretty sure I just answered my own question about why it never got finished.
Come visit me over at Crazy Good Parent today where I talk about my life with ADD and my decision to quit Adderall when I became a parent.
Click here to read Breaking Up With Adderall.
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