Well Here We Go
So this is the start of the journey, have never done a blog before so it is a new experience but, hopefully, one that will be helpful in purging my own demons while also helping others out there to understand that they are not alone and there is help and understanding available everywhere.
You are probably wondering about the site name “When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough”… well this comes from part of what is going on in my head. I always set myself very high standards in anything I do and I expect the same from others – and it doesn’t matter how well the other person does, nor how good the thing is that I do, to me it is never good enough. There is always room for improvement or a better way of doing it.
While business nowadays calls this ‘continual improvement’ it is something that has been the cause of much conflict between myself and people working with me for many years. Very rarely I have had staff and friends who switched onto my wavelength very quickly and were actually able to predict what I was after and in some cases beat me to the punch. I won’t name these guys here but ‘S’ and ‘J’ will always have a special place in my heart.
I never realised that these high expectations were not the same with everyone, I just thought it was a normal thing but I now have learned that it is a part of adult ADHD thing where we just want things to be done right.
I don’t want to get right into the technical details of different conditions at this stage – stay tuned for that in the future.
Other things you can expect to see are the journey to recovery/normality (whatever that is), the evolution of my own attitude and behaviours and follow the expected battles with not just my internal demons but also the bureaucracy that is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
So anyway – hopefully this opening blog gives you a bit of an idea of what this whole thing will be about – please feel free to share amongst your friends and get them involved. It’s going to be an interesting journey…