A jack of all trades is master of none, though oftentimes better than a master of one.
“Ooh, this looks fun…” → “This is my life now.” → “I am never doing this again.”
Sound familiar? Read on…
Liberation in the Spoon Drawer
I long wondered at my own ability to pick up any hobby and almost immediately become… moderately good at it. I would get so excited to find something new I enjoyed doing, that I’d spend every waking minute for days on end learning everything I could about it. This has historically led to me deciding I’d found my new purpose in life, spending way too much money on supplies and materials, opening a new Etsy shop, and then burning out and never touching it again.
In the end, and with some help from medication, familial support, and personal development, I came to realize that this hyperfocus is not a quality to be ashamed of–so long as I wasn’t just sating a need for some dopamine rush and was legitimately spending my time bettering myself. Hell, this trait of mine means that I don’t necessarily need a single theme for the website/blog/shop I have always wanted to put up (spoiler alert: it’s the one you’re on right now).
I’ve long suffered from multiple chronic illnesses, pain, and emotional disorders that have kept me chained to my “spoon drawer”–the spoons referring to Christine Miserandino’s “The Spoon Theory”. I’ve spent over a decade and a half learning how to balance self-care, family life, and the satisfaction of my obsessive nature, and finally, I have achieved a level of stability great enough to want to share it with others.
That out of the way, please feel free to browse what I consider to be my spoon drawer. You’ll find most topics and themes from page to page to be somewhat unrelated–the one thing that ties everything together is the way I came to have an interest in each of them: my own history of ADHD.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Present throughout the recurring topics you’ll find on Spoon Stop is the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness allows me to make each small and large decision I make one that Future Me will appreciate. Get started with something small–begin with a positive affirmation to mindfully apply to the mundane choices you encounter throughout your day!
ADHD has a certain stigma to it that makes it feel almost taboo when discussing mental health and mental illness at large. It is vital to understand that what you are going through is valid and there are so many others who struggle daily with things like hyperfixation, poor time management, and irritability. Most importantly, there are resources for you!
In allowing myself to embrace my fair-weather passions and obsessions, I discovered the joy of making people smile or laugh with a funny phrase or an inside joke on the front of a t-shirt. In my shop you’ll find shirts and other apparel inspired by some of my favorite movies, books, websites, and memes–and the option to request your favorite quotes or jokes on a tank or tee!
Not Your #bossbabe
A huge part of my journey has been the experiences I gained through first being part of a multi-level marketing company, and then finding my true home in the Anti-MLM community. Here I provide resources and links to help fellow victims of MLM navigate the complexities of healing and advocacy.