Who else enjoys #coloring
!? Mia and I do. I enjoy coloring, #painting
, and #crafting
to relieve stress, and slow my thoughts.
Do you obsess over the #mistakes
? I am learning to focus on the positives and know that mistakes are part of the process. (In life, not just in coloring.) I have a #quote
on canvas in my #preschoolclassroom
that says "Mistakes are proof you are trying!" & Since my recent #adhddiagnosis
I have really tried to adopt that #mindset
. I have worked on incorporating it in my classroom, my daily life, and with parenting Mia.
I can tell you it has not been an easy #process
learning about our #adhdbrains
. But suddenly so much makes total sense! Many of the struggles I witnessed Mia go through when entering elementary school, have an explanation (but not officially.)
I have an answer for why MY entire life...I felt like there was this invisible weight holding me back.
I knew I was successful. I knew I was well adapted, with many strategies, and quirks. But I also wondered where I would be had I known sooner!?! I went through the process of asking someone for the help I always knew I needed, but was always too #ashamed
to ask for. I began #counseling
and I made my #mentalhealth
a priority. I needed to know how to be better equipped to help Mia through her struggles. Yet I was STRUGGLING myself! It really shook me, but I have since reduced my #anxiety
and have taken control of my #depression
and have started treating my own ADHD.
I have recently "graduated" to case management as needed. I have learned a lot through 10 months of counseling and regular visits with a psychiatrist. We are now beginning the process of getting Mia her own official diagnosis.
I have started this page to reach others who have gone through/or are going through something similar. We are here to share our journey. I am no expert, but my hope is to provide insight and support! I will share resources that have helped me. I also hope to share some humor along the way. (Mostly through our little "mistakes.") #adhdmademedoit #mybrainisdifferent #itsokaynottobeokay #atypical #breakthestigma #adhdisreal #ourjourney #miasmama
~Mia, Me & our ADHD