No App Required
Growing up, every 2 years we moved. As I got older, l learned to to Iove the cities I lived in-and I stayed longer than 2 Years. NowI have lived in my home for almost 10 years. In that time l’ve torn down walls, remodeled, repainted, and redecorated many times. I’ve recreatedmy environment, rather than leaving for a new one . still, every 2-3 years I get a new car And every 2-3 years 1 have rebranded my business and recreated my website.
2017 Was one of those years when I decided I was due for a new online look and approach. Your ADHD life was hatched
I love my new website! The team at BrandID is the one I have worked with who I felt really listened, contributed, and had the skill to create what I wanted. My social media and marketing team, of Donna and Jessica, have guided me, Inspired me, Impressed me and knocked it out of the park when it came to creating kick butt content. And,of course, my tribe of ADHD friends, guests, readers and viewers have been ramping up the love even more this past year.
While all of this has been happening, I have had friends who have had health and family challenges. I have had a major health challenge -which I am thankfully, healing from. I’ve had a major shift in my offline professional work after 6 years in the same job ( hard to believe someone with ADHD still loves a job after that long!). My boys are growing into young men and I have a partner who loves going on adventures with us!!
Here’s the big “BUT-” During this year I started the process of being more thoughtful about my future. A little late in life compared to some, but right on time for someone with ADHD! I’m not sure I want to stay living where I am now. Portland Maine IS AMAZING! But I’d like to travel and be some place (or places)warmer in the winter. I want to enjoy time with my boys, while they still are willing to spend their free time with me. I want to have more adventures! There is also a gigantic rabbit hole I won’t go down related to spending less time on screens and more time present with people I care about and on ‘real life’ adventures.
Your ADHD Life- and every iteration of my ADHD business before it, has been built on my love of everything ADHD, and my innate desire to help anyone affected by it. Whether through my writing, interviews, videos, conferences, or coaching , I want people with ADHD to find their path to success and happiness. But this has cost me a good deal of time, energy and money. In the past the passion, fun and feedback made it all worth it. With my new focus on creating a different future for myself and my family, I’m noticing the stress that the output of time, effort, and money for Your ADHD Life is causing me. It’s not as fun any more.
If you know me you may have heard me say, “If it’s not fun, I’m probably not doing it.”
You see where this is going…
This morning I texted my friend Tom Nardone. He had been creating an app for me. This had been on hold-he said because he was preoccupied dealing with a pesky brain tumor. I guess that was the best excuse he could come up with! I told him he could take my project off the bottom of his to-do list because I was contemplating some changes in my life and there was ‘ no App required.”
I am not sure of the details and the future of my fun (and work) in the realm of ADHD. I can tell you there are going to be less posts and content updates on the Your ADHD Life website and social media pages. I still have several podcast interviews to share, and am not ruling out doing more in the future. I’m happy to talk to anyone who reaches out to me- to chat, have coffee, answer a question, or help in some way. I will continue writing for other sites. And, I have not ruled out writing another book, or two!
There is no concluding paragraph , because this is not a definitive ending. There is just no app required.