I'm not quite sure what I would do without the Internet. In a lot of ways, it has opened up the world for me. I have a lot of trouble communicating in "regular" ways, but reading and writing have always been my strong points. The internet has allowed me to explore the world through reading and writing. I've been able to do lots of new things in life... for instance, finding jobs, joining AmeriCorps, taking a bus trip across the country, spending a year in AmeriCorps, finding support groups, joining playgroups with the girls... because I've been able to research it ahead of time without having to speak with anyone right off the bat. It relieves my anxiety when I know what to expect, and it makes me feel like I have choices, and have a little more control over my life. I really love blogging. I have this blog, and of course I have my other blog, Slow Down, Gym Shoe! Blogging has helped me to look into other people's lives, and to share my own life with other people. It gives me a way to have a social life that I'm comfortable with. Another thing I love is social networking. I started out with MySpace, and was able to reconnect with a lot of old friends and a lot of my cousins that I had never gotten to meet in real life. More recently, I moved over to Facebook, and thats where I do all my social networking now. For me, social networking means updating everyone I know about things that I am doing and how I am feeling, reading about whats going on in the lives of the people in my life, and playing silly little games with people. It may seem insignificant to many people, but Facebook has helped me to forage connections with a lot of people in my life! The newest social networking site I've joined is Adder World. Its a lot smaller than Facebook or Myspace. Its part of Ning.com, which is a site that allows anyone to start their own social networking community. It has 866 members already, and includes forums, blogs, discussion groups. etc. Its pretty cool! So if you're looking for a place to discuss ADHD and other topics, and make some new friends across the country, check out the badge below!