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Oops, I Outed Myself.

When I hit ‘send’ on an email to the parent counselor that included a link to my ADHD blog, I did not expect it to show up, all of a sudden, on the high school yahoo group. There was a bug in my email program—or the yahoo group (I’m pretty techy and it still baffles me), and all of a sudden I, a trusted parent leader with eight months still to go in my elected office, felt like I was standing there in my proverbial underwear.

Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 9.20.08 PMIce gripped my bowels. I was mortified. Now everyone at the school would know my son has ADD—it felt a lot different than strangers knowing. I slunk home that night and asked for his forgiveness. Fortunately, he’s very self-accepting. He shrugged and said, “So what? It won’t change anything.”

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When I peeked out from under the blankets a few days later, I found the incident did change a few things, but not in the horrible ways I’d expected. A few people responded about having 504 plans. One person praised me on my writing! But the really embarrassing thing was that now everyone knows MY dirty little secret.

Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 9.19.58 PMYes, it’s true. (Deep breath, stand up straight, throw cloak off…hope I’m wearing my Wonder Woman underwear…) I’M A BLONDE!!!!

If YOU think I’m a good writer, and are interested in this top, subscribe to my Awesomeness Development & Happiness Directive blog….

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3 thoughts on “Oops, I Outed Myself.

  1. I know how you feel! The day I outed myself on my blog it was soooo scary. I was amazed that rather than being shunned, there were tons of people in my life that were ALSO HIDING IT! It became a source of more authentic connection and to this day I have not regretted telling the truth. Such a relief to not carry around all that secret shame. Congratulations on putting it out there and I hope you have a similar positive experience!

  2. It took me a while but I finally got this! LOL. Sure…we’ll figure out some kind of guest posting arrangement. I may be looking for guest posts for my blog too one of these days. Hugz, A

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