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I'm a troubled child who made it big!

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Hello everyone, I'm a few decades late to this group. But hey... better late than never, right?

I'm 38 years old, and I always knew that something is terribly wrong with me. I have been on a self-improvement journey for the last 20 years of my life, nothing worked. I just couldn't figure out what's wrong with me, and why I can't get myself to do what needs to be done. There is no book or method on procrastination that I haven't read, practiced, or tried. Nothing worked!

In spite of my condition, I believe I got far in life. I overcame extreme poverty, teenage homelessness, multiple cases of abuse, multiple addictions, all that with an undiagnosed ADHD condition. But I'm here today with a good career, in a good marriage, with two beautiful and healthy children. living middle-class life in a beautiful sunny Los Angeles neighborhood. Since my diagnosis, I have a ginormous smile on my face, because I know what's coming is gonna be far more interesting from what has passed :) Give me high-five people!

Cheers to us all!

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We are all a few decades late to this party. Kudos to you! I'll take a high five🖐️

Thank you! I appreciate the support.

Hi 5!! Just wakng up to my "gift" at 69...so sad....so sad for 60yrs mis-diagnosed..x

They say better late than never! I read your post and learned about your struggles with alcohol. I struggled with nicotine for a long time.

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