What do you do when you're in your 40s and get diagnosed with ADHD? Join Aimée and Lee as they grapple with living, parenting, working, etc, with ADHD, after a life of not knowing.
S6 E8: Writing the Neurodivergent YOU – The Guidebook, Part 1
The title is a mouthful. The podcast actually has some structure, with a build in cut point for part two that doesn’t involve me going incoherent.
We have talked a great length about how advice meant for neurotypical people just doesn’t work for us, but how do you go about figuring out what DOES work for you and then making note of it so that you can have your own, personal self-help guide to share with yourself and even others?
Oh, and here is the article that inspired Aimée in all this.
Transcript, where I swear we never, EVER mean crypto, but that Otter.ai.
S5 E7: Crip Knowledge
This was supposed to be what the last episode was about, but we took WAY too long to get here (and I am desperately trying to find where Aimée finally says it in the episode, but then gave up and just said it in the intro I recorded). Crip knowledge. Learn from it!
Transcript (where it is called crib knowledge!).
S5 E6: Aimée Gonna Aimée
Well, this episode went so far off the rails that it had to be two episodes. Aimée tells the MOST AIMÉE STORY EVER, and we think about how all the things that we were told that were wrong with us maybe weren’t so wrong after all?
And, again, sorry if we ignored you on Instagram.
Transcript, which AI has yet to be able to figure out really what we’re saying.
S6 E5: STOP RESTING SO OTHER PEOPLE CAN STEAL YOUR THUNDER
We’re back! We rested. And our rest doesn’t look like other people’s rest, but ALSO, we’re finding ourselves resting for VERY different reasons than other people seem to rest, and how we used to rest, which wasn’t very restful at all at all.
I realize now that the title might be misleading, that we want you not to rest because while you rest others are stealing your thunder, but almost the opposite? Rest, and then use that energy in ways YOU want to, not the ways that our society deems “productive.”
Anyway, that was the most me I’ve been in a while in this intro, and I am also including my instagram and Aimée’s instagram because we sew and draw and knit and snuggle with pets and offspring and share it on insta, and so sharing it with you, too.
This transcript is going to be a dumpster fire because we were so excited that we kept talking over each other.
(Which partially means AI will never copy us!!!)
S6 E4: I Shouldn’t Have To Do This
Aimée is in a MOOD. We have less time to do the things we are good at because we are being required to do more and more things that we, as neurodivergent people, are terrible at. This may be controversial, but why should have have to do things that we never had to before, were never expected to do, AND are and will continue to be bad at?
While we’re focusing on higher ed, I think you will be able to think about this issue within the context of your own profession or job.
– Who cares about procurement?
– How to sew sleeves (LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL)
S6 E3: Hey Sue, We’re Still Here!
Sue, this one is for you.
I still didn’t look up what ADHD is in French. Which, MIRACLE. But also we’ve been busy. We talk in this episode about BIG FEELINGS. BIIIIIIIIIGGGGGG FEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS.
We have them, you have them, we talk about them.
We make no promises about when E4 will drop, but trust us, we’ll be back, and we try really hard to get these out in some sort of timely way.
Love you both!!
I just started listening to this podcast…from the very beginning. You women are wonderful! I, along with my three young adult daughters were recently diagnosed 12/2020. So much in common except I wish that I had your communication capabilities. Thank you for using your talents for good!♥️
Thank you! Thank you for being real, honest and so relatable. I was diagnosed at 26, but I am just now, at 33, finding “my people.” College would have been so much better had I known sooner! The struggle is real especially after this past year with the pandemic. I am also able to share these podcasts with friends and family to help describe how I process everything. Thank you!
Great episode for me because everything you both were saying, I totally relate to. I will def keep listening. I am studying to be an ADHD coach so I LOVE this!