Halloween is upon us!
For those of us with ADHD, the spooky season can feel like it never ends…
Did a spooky ghost take my keys or was it just my ADHD making me leave them somewhere?
Does a poltergeist keep leaving all the lights on in the house or is it just my ADHD making me forget to turn them off?
Did I just forget to hand that assignment in or was it just a spooky illuUuUuUsion all along???
Probably the scariest ADHD thing to ever happen to me was when I forgot that I was driving a car, in the middle of driving. I was driving along with my father in the passenger seat, when he suddenly reached over and grabbed the wheel, shocking me back to the present. Turns out I’d completely drifted off into my own world, leaving the car to drive itself.
As it happens, cars are not very good drivers, and the vehicle had begun making its way over onto the wrong side of the road.
If I’d been on a highway or a really busy street, I could’ve had a serious accident. I could’ve ended up as one of those ghosts that keep stealing my damn keys.
More seriously though, I put my lack of a driver’s license down to my ADHD (as well as my complete lack of motivation to actually practice driving a car but that’s a different issue). I desperately don’t want to completely space out while driving and end up injuring or even killing someone…I think I’ll stick to catching the train thanks.
What’s the silliest or spookiest thing your ADHD has made you do? Tell us in the comments!