Now I'm charged!
And how do I feel?
My post yesterday, and all your responses, ignited something in me. Well, I guess I was already ignited with some passion after that Ken Burns film. Plus, maybe some of my passion has been simmering for a long time due to the writing I've done here on my ADHD.
But yesterday when I posted about my intention to give serious thought to writing something for kids who have ADHD, my brain WILL NOT STOP COMING UP WITH SO MANY IDEAS!!!
Not that I'm complaining! I'm not. But I've been almost flooded with so many thoughts about what I can do with this!
Maybe I'm just in an initial excited stage that will go away at some point. I mean, THIS is what happens when I discover something new that highly interests me and that little ol' ADHD brain of mine goes into overdrive! I'm ALL OVER THE PLACE! In a good way.
I LOVE all the ENERGY that comes from something like this. Something that grabs my attention and I run with it. It's almost like my brain becomes a "heat-seeking missile" locking in on it's target. And it almost literally feels like NOTHING can stop me!
Okay. Take a deep breath! Get your emotions and rational brain working together. (You just got a little glimpse into my hyperactive brain at work!! HA HA!)
But right now I'm just going to stay a while in the Happy part. This is fun and exciting.
Brad was telling me last night maybe this is how he's been feeling about how his Chef is mentoring him. There's all this excitement that makes you feel an important part of you is opening up and coming alive now.
And how his dad is finally making the effort to repair or improve their relationship. Brad has been feeling so energized by all this. And rightly so! It's been really nice watching him go into this new energy where he begins to see all the possibilities of what might be.
Here's something my brain came up with at this exact moment:
Write something for teachers. I mean, I think I could explain what helped me settle down and helped me learn and be more engaged. And how to get my attention and keep it. And if my attention span shuts down, here's how to get it back. And I know it's hard to be patient with me when I'm bouncing all over the place, but here's how you can focus me without even one ounce of shame...
I won't bore you with all the things going on inside my head, but if you look up there at that little graphic thingy at the top, the one on the right is sort of how my brain feels to me right now!
I know I'm right at the beginning stages of this project and I have my work cut out for me as I research what's been written and what kind of market there is for this kind of thing, but right now...
Can you tell? LOL