I am a stay at home mom with a pre-med undergraduate and for post-grad. a J.D. I started a pottery studio in my back yard a year ago and have been selling my work in my etsy shop online. I am not sure how to measure success anymore. I have sold 202 pieces this year and the reward is indescribable and sooo much more than the money. Being able to express oneself artistically has been very freeing. It is my time of calm and quiet because you are forced into the super focus mode. If you are not super focused, it is almost impossible to throw anything on the wheel. You might need to have a temp. back up plan, but if you really really love something, you'll figure out how to make it as successful as you need it to be.
To be honest I used to work as a bouncer/doorman, manager of a bar. Having adhd (undiagnosed) at the time was awesome because I could hear every conversation and I guess I didnt really hyperfocus unless I had to. It was like a super hero power lol
Now, having adhd isnt that bad at my current job, I work in a cube, which is no big deal but I need to get up get out and get going all the time.....taking vyvanse isnt that bad, helps.....
I hope you are doing ok, saw it was posted in 2008 etc..
My current job (and hopefully the last one too) is a preschool teacher at head start. i love it. everyday is different, it is not monotonous at all. i can get up and walk around when ever i need to, dont have to spend alot of time focusing on one thing, and i make a difference in the lives of my students. In the last 4 years, I personally have helped 6 children be diagnosed with ADHD, and one parent. I also have "a way with special needs children" not just children who have disabilities, but children who are having difficulties handling their emotions, or dealing with sometime happening in their life. i love my job.
the worst job i have ever had was a waitress. i was horrible at it. the only thing that saved my @$$ several times was that my boss liked me (yes in that way). thank god i found my current job!
I love my job. I am a pediatrician. There is a lot of variety - you never know what will happen in the next exam room. I can also get into all sorts of things - currently I am the pediatrician for our new school and community intervention program, which is very cool, and I am going to teach a set of parenting classes for parenting your ADD child ('cause I have so much spare time!!lol)
The scheduling and paperwork aspect is difficult for me, but I have a fantastic office manager and secretary who have permission to nag me to get it done!