A brief series of personal anecdotes describing my life with ADHD, and how the power of attitude and perception dictate our development in life.
I’m a 16 year-old boy who enjoys political debates when I’m not incessantly talking to myself (I’m what my mother calls an “external processor”). I am a junior attending Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon despite living in Brush Prairie, Washington (it’s roughly a marathon in length, if I weren’t her son I’d be the bane of my mother’s existence). I have an older sister named Courtney, who is currently working towards her PhD (I’m absolutely thrilled at the prospect of living up to that expectation). When I’m not dozing off in Chemistry class or distracting my friends, I enjoy golfing at my local course, Royal Oaks.
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