It’s been close to seven years since I created any content for the page. Welcome back…
I want to change that. I will change that.
My life has drastically changed since the last post. I’m not sure I recognize that woman anymore. Her life was so different from mine.
A wedding. A house. A baby. Family crisis. Death of a beloved family member. Job changes. Career growth. Health challenges. A pandemic. The switch to working from home full time. Mental health and personal development.
A lot of life has happened in these past six, close to seven, years.
In the past year or two I’ve been on a journey to figure out just who the hell I am at this stage in my life. I won’t sugar coat it. This stage in life is tough.
I am a high achieving professional with ADD. I am currently sitting here juggling work projects, checking a shipping status, trying to figure out why my network keeps dropping mid video meetings, figuring out dinner…. But wait, have we decided on the kids’ holiday gifts?
More recently I’ve discovered I have ASD. Like many women I have learned to “mask”and present as neuro typical. Like many, I experience imposter syndrome (more on that later) and anxiety. I am not unique in this…. challenge.
I have one child who has a high IQ with ADHD. The other, who like their sibling, is incredibly smart, but can struggle with emotional regulation and the possibility that, they too, might be on the spectrum like me.
Life isn’t bad. It’s not always hard. In fact, it’s beautiful. I have a wonderfully supportive and loving husband, two healthy children and a thriving career.
Where am I going with this?
Quite frankly, I’m not exactly sure. That’s okay. Maybe I’ll use this space to share thoughts on mental health? My experiences as a woman and a professional with ADD/ASD? Parenting? Life as an older millennial?
I don’t care what those “kids” say, a side part and skinny jeans will always be more flattering than a middle part and wide leg mom jeans. Disagree? That’s okay. I came of age in the 90s. Been there. Done that.
I doubt anyone will find my little corner of the internet. But if you do, welcome.
Until next time, enjoy my current view.