I have long been fascinated by Jellyfish and it strikes me that there are parallels between life as an adult with ADHD and life as a jellyfish:
Jellyfish are free swimming creatures that go where the current takes them. I don’t plan ahead and live in the moment going wherever life takes me.
Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea, just as people with ADHD come from every walk of life, every colour ,race and social class.
Jellyfish are likely to stay in “blooms” and are vulnerable when on their own. I like to be with the people I know and in situations where I am comfortable. My family and friends are important to me. Going out on my own makes me feel uncomfortable and exposed.
Jellyfish come in various colours, various brightness, just as people with ADHD are all different and have their own talents, characteristics and strengths. Getting up-close and personal with a jellyfish is really not a good idea. They tend to sting. IF you upset me, scare me or frustrate me, you will find I have a sting too!