DEAR ADHD

“Dear ADHD” was really hard to write. I’m not used to being this open and discussing my disorder in such detail.

The vulnerability is both freeing and simultaneously provokes anxiety. I struggle a lot with ADHD associated symptoms.

I wrote “Dear ADHD” to give people a short, small tour of some of the experiences we, with ADHD, have. I’m sharing my experiences of emotions and how the world perceives me, that might not be so great. I have compensated throughout my life with masking, overachievement, people pleasing or developing a competitive nature. All of these were born of anxiety and feeling inadequate vs egomania. The compensations have their own negative effect layered on top of the already difficult disorder challenges. 

I wanted to create some awareness of how ADHD & its comorbidities can affect people who have it. But I also acknowledge ADHD’s beauty. I’m so very grateful for the positive characteristics of it such as creativity, thinking laterally & unconventionally, hyper focus & multitasking.

“Dear ADHD” has become one of my favourite and most imperfectly perfect songs I’ve created. There were other ways to approach the song but it is what I created in those moments. I’ve dipped into the well of creativity and it strengthened me. I am ready to record the next few songs on the table, keep tuned in!

This song is a super honest glimpse into my world while I work on complete acceptance and continue to develop skills to navigate successfully. I really hope you like it and thank you ahead of time for your support! 

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