I Couldn’t Sleep Last Night and It Was AWESOME!
Dillon Knight Kalkhurst
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Have you looked into the possibility that you are gifted ? Bad marks in grade school but success later on and involvement in creative activities are often markers, as are the depression and anxiety you mentioned in your article about alcoholism.

I was recently diagnosed as “gifted” after consulting for ADHD, depression, and anxiety. IQ testing was conclusive and 4 months later I am looking at my past, as well as my future, in a whole new light.

I shared this article here on Medium about my giftedness journey:

Two years ago, I wrote this when I completely hit the wall:

I hope that you find them helpful.

Whatever you do, don’t get scared away by the “gifted” label. :-)