Professions for People With ADHD: Why Blogging and Coding Could be Your Perfect Career Path

Being stuck in a profession that our ADHD doesn’t like, can ruin our lives; blogging and coding helped me to do what I love while being my own boss.

How I Got Here

Long story short! I got a few degrees, gave them to my parents to … frame them, and I began working as a freelance-writer, researching and writing thesis (hundreds of pages, for professionals of all sort of fields) in a month, sometimes two at a time, with an untreated ADHD. You can imagine how that turned out …

I burned my brain! So, without being able to work, I opened a blog to start – finally – sharing my writing and to feel I was doing “something;” then I opened another one (because it was so much fun!) And then, I wanted them to look different, to have different colors, things flying all over the place! But, since I had no budget: I learned how to code on my own. [2][3]

For years, blogging was a hobby and coding was this… “abstract safe space,” where my worries and wild thoughts had no room; a playground for my creativity; but eventually, it all turned into something greater.

As I mentioned before, my brain shutdown completely in 2017; I thought I had Alzheimer’s when I went to the neurologist. Since the doctors didn’t offer me proper help to “fix the broken connections in my brain”, I recurred to what I knew it would work: to study, to exercise my brain.

Therefore, I signed up to learn online how to code “professionally.” The outcome? From being able to focus 15 minutes per day, coding helped me to reach two sessions of 45 minutes, in just a few months (without doing sports, without a healthy diet, without ADHD meds; just coding)

Was that short enough?

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