Sunday, August 30, 2009
Stupid ADHD Impulses I Kind of Like
I took this particular series of photographs right after I went out for a bike ride. Somehow the irony that the empty fast food patio meant I should be in bed, too, escaped me.
Most people need a break when they work hard. They'll get up, stretch their back, and maybe go for a walk to change the scenery. I'm no different than any one of them. It's just that my walks are at 3am.
That's probably not a good walking-about-the-town time. It's probably even worse to race along at that time on a bike. I don't worry about those things, though, when I get bored in the middle of the night. It's one of the few ADHD impulses I don't bother suppressing. The night is so quiet that my mind feels clear from the lack of commotion. I do some of my best thinking then.
But worry not. The break worked. I survived and came back refreshed to work some more. Soon the web project will be finished and I'll right my sleep schedule. Then I won't have an excuse to be up so late anymore.
What ADHD impulses do you encourage that you probably shouldn't?