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Packing Continues… T-Minus One Week

The computer will be the very last thing to be packedWe leave Cincinnati, OH heading west to Tucson, AZ next Thursday. Packing continues in-between meeting with friends and family to say our goodbyes.

I’m both excited and nervous.

The loan for the house has not yet been finalized (closed). I’ve not yet registered for classes, or decided on a major. I’m not sure what type of part-time job I’ll be able to get while going to school full-time. Basically, lots of things are still up in the air, and that can be a little nerve-racking.

Jenny is on a little firmer ground. She has a job at Catalina Foothills High School (arieal view). She has a good idea of what she wants to get her masters degree in. Even so, I think she’ll have a harder time with this move than I will. She’s much closer to her family and she’ll miss them terribly. Not that I won’t miss mine, it’s just… well you know.

Changing the subject. Yesterday, slashdot had a post about adults living with ADHD. Someone posted a really interesting comment pointing out Thom Hartmann’s Hunter/Farmer approach to ADHD. Basically, he thinks ADD/ADHD are not disabilities, but instead are an evolutionary necessity. People that have the ADD gene are meant to be hunters, while those without are more adept at farming. It makes a lot of sense to me. I can see more of the hunter in me and more of the farmer in Jenny.

I don’t think I would be diagnosed with ADHD, but it was a little strange to see all those traits that are considered ADHD disorders like: short attention-spans, poor planner, distorted sense of time, and others. I kept thinking they match right up with some of the character flaws I’m currently struggling with. Now, I wonder if they’re not flaws at all. Maybe I just need to look at them in a new light.

Originally published on Thursday June 19, 2003 at 8:43 am

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