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Diaries of “Adulting” with ADHD (or Not)

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Earning a degree. Buying a house. Starting a family. Becoming an adult brings many exciting milestones — or dreaded expectations.

The difference in perspective sometimes hinges on ADHD.Executive function challenges play no small part in how we view and approach “adulting.” EFs affect our ability to plan, prioritize, motivate, regulate, and problem solve.

While EF challenges begin in early development, they often trail into adulthood. And big life events may be delayed or missed entirely as a result.Here, ADDitude readers tell us when they felt like they reached adulthood; a milestone that signified that achievement; or if they’re still working on the whole “adult” thing.

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