Sunday, May 09, 2010

ADHD Upsides: 5 Fives of Snow on April 29th, 2010

Somebody called me weird the other day. I know they were just teasing, but that word has a lot of negative power over me. Yet I cannot deny that I do tend to be eccentric. I have ADHD to thank for that.

Take this video, for example. When I was caught in a sudden snowstorm on the cusp of May, I did not run for cover as everyone else around me did. I grabbed my video camera instead. I was completely fascinated by the odd weather at first, then the pattern of snowfall second. I'm not saying I am better than others. I just experience the world differently than they do. Because of that quirky impulse to film instead of flee, I captured this memory. I believe my life is better for moments like this.

Can you relate?