Untangling memories and a fresh perspective on life
Tom, I know I’m late to this post but I only just discovered your substack!
I got diagnosed with ADHD at 31, and like you, all the lost school books, homework etc made sense in hindsight, but I beat myself up so much at the time!
I recently become a people manager and I’ve been purposefully open about my diagnosis to break the stigma.
Thank you for speaking up about this.
I’ve been wanting to write a post about ADHD for a while and this has inspired me along.
And congratulations on the peerage!
Hi Tom. Congratulations on the peerage. I hope you will continue to highlight these important health and well being issues that you have focussed on over the last few years. Best of luck xx
Congratulations on becoming a Peer. I hear similar ADHD stories from so many people at the moment.
This is an exceptional piece of writing Tom - it must take deep courage to write about your childhood experiences. Thank you for sharing.
And great news you moving to the Lords - congratulations.
Hi Tom, congratulations on your peerage. Keep fighting for what you believe in. The health issues you continue to highlight keep the focus on the health of the nation. Thank you
I was really pleased to see you're going to the Lords. My friend (and Group Leader) Sharon Taylor also getting a peerage. Give 'em hell!
Thank you Tom as always for sharing such thoughtful and positive insights. I do congratulate you because you deserve recognition for your work of being a very good, useful, kind, hardworking person of immense ability.
We all have unwittingly hurt many in the effort to live as best we can lives that are far from easy. My best wish for those who’ve been hurt is that they seek to understand and joyfully to forgive and avoid holding a wound that never was intended.
Thanks, Tom, for your sensitive comments about ADHD. Any kind of lack of self-esteem is crippling, and I'd love to see self-esteem taught in schools. Congratulations on your peerage, too. I'm sure you'll bring credit to the HOL, not least for your proven qualities of compassion and integrity. Have a good weekend!