“It was a bluff, you weren’t really supposed to take me up on it”
It wasn’t too long ago, well, yes, actually it was, that Boonebytes, the talented writer and mastermind of his blog, Minding Your Own Mind, called me on what I mistakenly thought was a sure bet. More specifically about what I had posted (and I was bluffing, bluffing, do you hear me? Bluffing!) regarding putting what ADHD means to you personally and putting it into a video format so everyone could see (yeah, see me go up in flames, jeez, I’ll never bluff again) what impacts it’s had on you. It never fails, the one thing I’m sure of, positive that it will never occur, does. I really need to learn that. Like starting today.
My mouth did the talking, my fingers did the pecking
Boone called my bluff, made a great video and posted it and then he reminded me about mine.When I went and saw it, I’ll admit that I kind of panicked. Oh dear Gawd, what did I do? Because his entry is wonderful. Crappp! I was sort of obligated to doing the same, because, well, it was me that started it in the first place. ‘ I’ve never done a video before’, was my first thought followed by ‘and now I’m going to show everyone I’ve never done a video before, yippee!’
His is good, even better when it’s placed next to mine
Personally speaking, I think his video knocks mine right out of the ball park and then it laughs at the little pieces drifting down from the sky afterwards. But I promised. And I try not to go back on my word. So I made one. And here it is. Just remember that I was a video virgin (wow, never thought I’d ever say that) so take it easy. It’s harder than it looks. Thank you Boone, you certainly know your stuff! It was a pleasure doing this, so much in fact I think I want to call a re-challenge! Ohh damn. Here I go again. Maybe he won’t read this, I could get lucky, you never know.
“Here’s my video Boone, don’t choke while watching it, you may be tempted to laugh hysterically, but I hear that side effect does fade. And thank you. All jokes aside, it made me stretch a bit, see where I can definitely use improvement. You rock!”
We did ours, why don’t you do yours?
Maybe you watch mine and laugh and watch his and think, “Yeah…I can do that!” So don’t wait for an engraved invitation! Consider this an open invite. Tell us about your adult ADHD and what impacts it has on your life. We dare you! Besides, he set the bar, I lowered it, you can probably wiggle right on through. Which will make me re-think my whole purpose in life and try again. Or maybe not. Probably not. But who knows? I’ll repeat what he so kindly put up on his blog.
If anyone else would like to join the fun, here are some guidelines:
- It should be clean (no nudity, blood, gore, profanity, etc.).
- It should be “family friendly” (parents and children). In other words: No horror videos.
- It should discuss, represent, or demonstrate a mental disorder (such as ADHD).
- It should respect copyright laws.
- At least half of the video should be your original creation.
- Video – The ADHD Mind (mindingyourmind.ca)