Is There Ever an Excuse for Lateness?

Rorie Jane McCormack
Chaos is an Art Form
5 min readMar 2, 2024

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I have struggled with chronic lateness my entire life. I find it extremely difficult to be on time, regardless of the importance of the event or how excited I am about attending. My perpetual lateness is a legacy of my undiagnosed ADHD. I was frequently berated for my perceived lack of care, and internalised that my inability to be on time must be a personality flaw.

Overcompensation

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Rorie Jane McCormack
Chaos is an Art Form

Lover of words. Creator of things. Curator of dark curiosities. Host of Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast. Writer of Books (Coming 2024).