Tell me if this makes sense.
Your life is a story.
Your story has events and characters.
When I had cancer at 18, that was a chapter. Let’s call it chapter 18.
I called myself a cancer survivor for decades.
But that’s like someone asking me during chapter 49 (where I am now), “Tell me about yourself.”
Only to respond, “Chapter 18 explains a lot.”
What about the other chapters?
Why are they even there if I put so much stock in Chapter 18?
Now consider chronic conditions like ADHD.
ADHD is a recurring character. One who shows up in every chapter.
ADHD is a lead character but not the only character.
There’s more to the story than ADHD and there’s much more to you.