Before I used to be identified with ADHD, I zoned out and in whereas making an attempt to do my homework in my bed room. Now that I’m in faculty and perceive myself higher, I’ve realized to regulate my focus. But returning to my previous bed room to finish on-line faculty lessons, I discover that I’m reverting to my previous methods.
I zone out—or in—counting the cash in my high faculty desk which were there since 2017. One that incorporates a ring of silver encircling a golden middle captures my attention. I decide it up, and a conquistador’s profile jolts me. The sharp curvature of his hat is neater than the coils of our founding fathers’ wigs on different cash. His title is Vasco Núñez de Balboa, and it is a Panamanian coin referred to as a Balboa.
I crave new experiences, particularly since I’ve aged out of this examine house. Every scratch on this desk, creak of this chair, scent of this room takes me again to high faculty. But this Balboa takes me elsewhere, like a portkey transports Harry Potter. I’m again within the locations in Panama I visited on a high faculty journey.
I’m positive it’s my chair creaking, however I’m listening to bus horns or howler monkeys. The scent of my room hasn’t modified, however I detect the aromas of yuca and recent fish. My ft are on the carpet, however I’m wading by a river, making an attempt to get dwelling after an extended hike within the jungle.
Daydreams are saving my sanity throughout as of late of COVID, however my calendar’s alarms snap me again to on-line class. Now, I’ll hyperfocus and escape to the round glacially fashioned lakes that I’m studying about. Even whereas trapped inside my home, by recollections and research, I’ve locations to go.
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Updated on October 22, 2020