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WHO ELSE HAS ADD/ADHD????

Journal Entry: Tue May 20, 2014, 9:49 AM
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I am 60 years old and was diagnosed about 4 years ago with ADD.  Didn't surprise me but what DID shock me was all the negative attributes that go along with ADD being undiagnosed your whole life.  I have been having a hard time coming to grips with this.  At about 18 I took an IQ test to try to get into Mensa.  Although I missed it (but not by much) my IQ impressed me.  Through grade school I always felt dumb (mind wandering, you know).  So equipped with my IQ knowledge I have pushed myself throughout life always thinking I am SMART why the hell can't I DO THIS?  Well, now I know why but all I can see are my wasted years fighting windmills and watching other people that I swore were not as smart as me catch on to things much quicker and move ahead.


Is there anyone else in this "bitter" stage?   There is also the challenge of other people not believing how truly difficult this is and blow it off.   I have read approximately 20 books on the subject and what I'm sick of are the ones that say having ADD/ADHD is a GIFT and we should be happy.   Well I would rather be normal than to have felt like I was on the outside looking in my whole life.  Even if it meant giving up art.


Anyone else, with late diagnosis, struggling?


Journal entry was 2017  NOT 2014!!!

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Joni L. Wagner
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(ABOVE another unposted W.i.P. I think I wanna call it Russian God--whadya think?) I have been drawing ever since I can remember. I am fascinated by graphite hyperrealism and my goal is to continuously improve with my work. In the past I have gone to science fiction conventions and sold my art along with occasional commissions.



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                 Happy Birthday Joni!

Thank you for sharing your amazing characters and worlds. You give inspiration to fans and artists alike.

We admire your artistic pursuits. The world is a much better place with your muse and talent within it.

Joni, we wish for you that the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity in all of your art and life endeavors.

Kindly,

Grant    

                            
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Reading all you have written (whether true or not) has made my day!  For that I thank you sir!Birthday cake  icon 
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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hail Joni!

You are most welcome. You are an exceptional artist. Keep being awesome and inspiring.

Kindly,

Grant
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
I wish you health, luck and happiness!
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Thanks!:balloons: 
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My pleasure :)
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Thank you.
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Many Many Happy Returns of the day friend :) (Smile) 
May all your wishes come true ... 

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Thank you so much!
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welcome :) 
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Happy Day!!!!!
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Thank you VERY MUCH!
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Happy Birthday Joni!  Have yourself a wonderful day.
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Thank you Professor!
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:cake: Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Happy Birthday!:party:
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Thanks and I still drool over your work!
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happy birthday :) :hug:
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Thank you!
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your welcome :)
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Wow you have amazing skill. Stunning artwork <3
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Thank you so very much!Da Vinci Fella (Artists) 
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Thank you very much!
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