Growing up, I remember thinking to myself on a regular basis “I just want to be normal”. I didn’t know why I was different, and I didn’t know that my neuroatypical behaviour was my blessing & curse simultaneously.
Why was I so different?
I got the answers to my lifelong question when my child was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. She is my mini-me, personality-wise. So many things made sense instantly when I realized I have been living with a neurological condition that affects me at a core level. It has been through navigating my child’s health & wellness that I discovered at 28 years old, I have a disorder that affects my everyday living. What a sigh of relief it was to discover this.
Now, nearly a year after my own diagnosis, I fully embrace this part of me. I don’t want to be like everyone else, I enjoy being different. I am authentically myself. It’s only taken nearly 30 years, but that’s OK! I truly hope I can teach my daughter to embrace being different, and show her that she has distinct superpowers, and together learn how to fully thrive when living with a brain that is wired differently than others.
When I am not hyper-focused on my latest obsession, I can be found in Kitchener running my business. When my youngest daughter was born, I opened my business offering Massage Therapy to families with childminding onsite so that stressed out parents could fit in an hour of “me” time to relax and unwind. To help me better run and expand my business, I enrolled in an Entrepreneur Focused Business Program, offered at Fanshawe College. With the recent diagnosis of severe ADHD and mild Autism, my next project in life is to help neuroatypical families, I am sure one of these nights at 3 in the morning I will think of THE BEST idea on how to do just that. Thank you for checking out my little blog ❤