Ill try & make a long story short; took Art & CDT (Craft Design Technology) at high school in the UK as Graphic design or illustration was one (of half a dozen), career ideas. produced the occasional decent piece; for the most part had issues focusing; produced very little work for submission; just scraped a pass; never drew again, that was 1992.
Jump forward 24 years:I emigrated to Canada, was clinically diagnosed with Adult ADHD (No surprise really, explained alot about the last 3 decades). At the same time we were also blessed with twins, I became a stay home dad (Child care too expensive for 2, & my erratic employment histor: major factors). How is all this relevant ? Answer: my boys got an art and craft set for Christmas, & I discovered that with my meds I had the focus patients that were absent at high school. I’ve now spent hour upon hour drawing & painting the last 3 months, without getting frustrated or losing interest. This coincided with my trying to figure what I want to do once the boys start school.
My best chance of success is to do something that keeps me focused & passionate. After lots of soul searching & reasearch I ended up back at Graphic Design or Illustration. So here I am 44 years old, beging this new journey, I’m looking to do Toronto Film Schools Online Graphic Design program to this end.
*Side bar: ADHD is real, I agree is over diagnosed in kids by Dr’s with out referrals to specialists confirming the diagnosis.
Following on from my diagnosis, & finding the right medication (I still have mild symptoms but nothing compared to hiw i used to be) I can actually look back & see the pattern of behaviour and the major impacts resultant from it.