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Posted by PureCoal on October 28, 2000 at 12:36:30:

In Reply to: Re: Just Hit the ADD Wall -- and I'm Scared posted by Jake on October 27, 2000 at 18:15:10:

Hey Jake, Thanks for all those positve comments!

It's kinda wierd that you mention working at an engineering firm. I'm an engineer. But, It wasn't until just recently that I got to do some design work. That's when I realized after the fun part of the design was over I just simply could NOT do the boring documentation part to wrap the design up. It was driving me freak'n insane!!! I mean, I'm a really smart guy but it was killing me to write document after document describing how the design worked. I found myself doing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING but documentation. That begin delaying the design, getting me in trouble for being late, on and on and on...

Overall, I do see ADD as a really good thing. You just can't beat having the wild visions and imagination. As long as I don't get bored, I'm okay. That's easier said than done.

: Dude,

: First off, i just turned 24 this year, and I totally know how you feel. I was diagnosed with A.D.D. at the age of 16. Boy did things turn for the better after that. Yeah I don't want people to think I'm retarded or anything, but truth of the matter is, I've accomplished more than what is expected. I've attacked A.D.D. head on, figured out way's of helping myself. and I'm happily married to a woman that's task oriented, which totally compliments me. I'm a surfer, skateboarder, wakeboard, snowboarder and I love to play. I also work for a huge Engineering firm and I love it. I've already gotten a raise and a promotion to work closely on Bidding work, and proposal drawing. Not to bore you, but dude, if it's true, don't ever work at a place that is boring. That will totally take you back. Get into a place that has variety. And never look at A.D.D. as a flaw. A.D.D. is awesome and we are gifted people. Some of the most creative people I know are A.D.D. Don't let it get you down.

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