Me: *Checks email

Email: Boss sent virtual team meeting link

Me: Crap! Why is the type so small on these? Where’s the date? I need the date!

Me: *Begins to sweat

I don’t know what it is about virtual meetings that make me ridiculously anxious. Well, I do know. It’s because of my terrible short-term memory due to having ADHD. Also, these meetings disrupt my routine. Routine is everything to me. I get angry and irritable when I have to rearrange my day.

Surprisingly, I have only missed two so far out of about one hundred—I may or may not be exaggerating. Luckily, I have fantastic work friends that remind me to jump on if they see I’m not on the meet.

Recently, I realized the meets can be added directly to my Google calendar, which is great because it sends me a reminder. However, I can’t say that I’m always at the right place and right time when I receive the reminder—I may or may not have listened to meetings on speakerphone while driving. Like I said, my brain just follows it’s routine! Thank God we can keep our screen off!

I wonder if these meets bother anyone else with ADHD as much as they bother me? And don’t even get me started on newsletters and bulletins…

Keep It Squirrely,


Published by squirrleyone

I’m a forty-two year old wife and mother of three humans and one Dalmatian. I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD in 1994. I graduated from Columbia College in 2001 with a Bachelors Degree in Art. Currently, I work as a paraprofessional and just completed my first middle-grade novel, “Best in Class”.

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  1. Well I do not enjoy trying to have a conversation with a group of people on virtual meetings because we are always trying to speak at the same time. Do we need to put our hand up? What is the protocol on this? Being a squirrel sounds challenging. I’m glad you have supportive colleagues.

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