Hey there, I'm Susanna, and I originally started Mindflows with the best of intentions. But, even though I didn't realize it at the time, those intentions were wrong.
The truth is, I wanted to solve my problems once and for all. I also hoped that I could do the same for others.
You might be wondering why that's bad, and, in essence, it isn't. I think a lot of us feel a pull to help others in one way or another. But no amount of strategies or tools can abolish our ADHD woes.
I'm not saying we're doomed!
Don't worry, I won't go into the whole spiel about "ADHD being a superpower." But even if we do find relief (and I believe there's a lot to be found), it's not going away.
Then why bother trying?
If I'm perfectly honest, I often wonder why I should bother trying to help too. It's not like you can't get help from others.
But until I can find a better answer, all I can say is that I can't think of a better way to spend my life. How I want to help, and what I hope to get from it, however, has changed.
The thing that's different about how I want to help isn't just HOW but also WHY.
When I started Mindflows, not only did I want to solve (y)our ADHD problems, but the more insidious part is that I wanted to be revered for it.
How I want to help now...
Looking back, the best thing anyone could have given me is support and understanding. Money and a good job would have helped too, but let's just agree that's not part of this ;)
I don't know how it will all come together, but the stories about Samantha are part of it.
What the Mindflow Planners and other tools?
Those aren't going away. But, I also know that they won't help everyone. And even if they could, sometimes they'll help and sometimes they won't.
So, I'll keep creating and sharing what I make for myself. But, they'll be just one more tool in your toolbelt.
And, because what we need changes so often, how I structure Mindflows will reflect that.