Month: June 2018

Day 18 – Whirlwind

Eek! We’re away tomorrow – married a week today. I stop by my friend’s for a coffee and to drop off my dress, which she’s driving to the destination for me. I stay for an hour and a half, just to calm the fuck down. It is good.

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Day 15 – Energy costs peanuts

I resist the temptation to eat my pill while I’m still in bed, instead allowing myself one slam of the snooze button (one gentle swipe of the screen, actually, but modern technology isn’t so pleasingly demonstrative) before lurching downstairs.

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Day 13 – So sleepy

This morning is a funny one. I have problems waking up for the first time since I start medication, and I can’t concentrate on much when I sit down to the laptop.

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Day 12 – On the farm

We have been summoned to the farm that Joe’s worked on for 15 years; I assume so that the bosses can make sure I’m not some terrible influence (bit late if I am, really).

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Day 11 – And… action!

It is 02.19, so it’s technically tomorrow. I volunteered to be an extra in a friend’s university film project. There’s a whole posse of young creative types doing interesting things with tiny cameras and large microphones. 

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Weight, Part 1: Eating with ADHD

Problems with eating relate to ADHD in lots of ways. Cooking and eating are a huge part of my life. I enjoy both. They can also be a source of great stress, especially when I struggle to organise meals or control my impulsive urges to eat too much of the crappy stuff.

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Day 10 – Food on Friday

I get up even earlier, at 06.30, because I have an article to do before 08.00. This would have been inconceivable a fortnight ago. And I actually do the article, too! Then I finish the story for my Dad, who I am meeting for lunch. I forget about breakfast.

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Recent posts


I find it very hard to get it through my head that, no, I won’t “finish this bit off tomorrow”. I’ve always had a bit of an issue coming to terms with things ending. This might be the longest thing that I have ended.

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The Year of Calm

If I try to identify a thread that runs through the negative areas of my life – lateness, half-finished tasks, frustration – it is a lack of calm and clarity.

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