If there’s one thing all ADHD people share it’s the hyperfocus rabbit hole trait. I’ve seen this in every ADHD person I have ever known, myself included. We get so fixated on something, and it can literally be anything, that we lose sight of everything. I’ve seen my kid go on a food bender to where he only wants to eat one thing for every meal for days at a time. I’ve seen him be the same way about a video game, a band or a toy. My hyperfocus usually revolves around information. I get so fixated on a topic that I become a sponge soaking up every available piece of information I can find about said topic. I think that’s why I’m a wealth of useless trivial knowledge. Ask me some questions about a band, movie or random pop culture whatever and I’ve got all sorts of information no one needs.
This hyperfocus is why I have been M.I.A. from this blog since April 13. I ran down the rabbit hole of Podcasts and Music. Y’all know I’ve been all about podcasts here lately. I guess that was rabbit hole number one. Sidenote, I have two new suggestions for you. One is a couple years old but fascinating, especially as a Southerner. It’s called Sh*ttown (pronounced shit town). “>Here’s a link. The other recommendation I have is what started me on the latest rabbit hole. Disgracedland – see link here – is about rock and roll giants and their debauchery. As a person who grew up in Nashville and saw and heard about various incidents in the music industry, I thought I could not be shocked. I was wrong. A few of these truly shocked me. Disgracedland led me to the books The Heroin Diaries and The Dirt by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. Then, because you know big brother is always watching, I somehow got turned onto the fact that Netflix adapted the book, The Dirt. That morphed into me listening to pretty much nothing but hard rock/heavy metal for the last week. I’m in serious need of a pleather mini skirt and some wet n wild black eyeliner from my early 90s glory days. It’s thank God they don’t tour anymore and Guns N Roses have already finished their comeback tour a couple years ago kinda bad. If it weren’t for my family, I’d probably be ready to become the worlds oldest groupie right about now. (Sigh) I assure you my guardian angel has had it with me and my flights of fancy.
The funniest thing about these rabbit holes is you never know when these things will just fade away or a new rabbit hole will take its place. I find this is a common trait among ADHD people as well. We get so fixated on a thing it’s all we can think about for days and weeks and then, as if someone flipped a switch, it’s not on our radar anymore. It’s the damndest thing. I’m just glad mine have always been relatively harmless.
Photo Credit: I just searched the word rabbit hole and this came up three times. Not sure who owns it but if you do and you want it taken down, let me know. No copyright infringement intended. Trying to do the whole fair use thing. I’m broke. I do this blog for free. Don’t sue me.