I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1977 in a town called Elsies River during Apartheid. Writing books was one of the many talents I had growing up.
If it wasn’t for my biological sister, I don’t think I would be having this focus in life. She was always reading books and trying to get better at improving her career status. I could never seem to “get ahead” in life. She always seemed to “raise her level” quite easily. This confused me until I finally got diagnosed with this interesting disorder called Attention Deficit Disorder. It made so much more sense to me.
I developed the love for writing after numerous times of being encouraged by friends to write about my life, because I had so much to tell.
I didn’t have any specific goal in life which always had me blindly punching wind. By what I’ve learned from my sister and me rehashing my adult life, I can now better understand myself and structure my path through life.
I have a unique writing style that when you read my books, it comes across as unorthodox, but you’ll get the picture.
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Hi Accented Family.
Hope all is well. We got some snow again and man did it snow. It’s late afternoon and I’m just relaxing and taking it easy. Some of you may have enjoyed most of the day already.
As some of you know, my car license got revoked and I’m not able to drive for another 28 days. So I decided to buy myself an 18 speed Roadmaster mountain bike so I can ride to work which is 13 miles long. I’m glad I bought it, because it’s totally easy to handle and you can change gears on a whim.
Today I have to play tennis with my Meetup group, but I don’t think it’ll happen as I’m not able to get a ride there. It was poor planning on my side. Better luck next time. Well, maybe I can still make it, who knows. We’ll see.
I don’t have much to say today except to say have a good Easter and a safe rest of the weekend.
The Accented Guy Quinnie
Hi Accented family.
Yes, it has been a tough situation for me since finding out that my license will be revoked as of 03/28/2018.
About a month ago I was pulled over for not being able to produce my car insurance to the officer. I could not find it. So the officer took an expired car insurance of mine which I could find, called up the company, but never got a response from them. He then told me to go into the county government center to produce it. I felt confident, because what could go wrong, right? Well, not everything went right. I realized that after finding my unexpired insurance, it was still registered in my old car. So after calling my car insurance company to have them fix the issue, they corrected the details by having it corrected after the offense had occurred.
Long story short, I either had to pay the amount or state my case with the judge. I decided to make an appointment to have a court case, but it turned out I missed the appointment, tried to pay the fine online and got a letter from the county government center stating that my car license will be revoked for a month. Now I need to take a class D written test which I think should be the easy part (fingers cross).
I’m bummed out, but it shouldn’t really be that much of an issue, because I will now have to make the process enjoyable and once I succeed in doing that, I’ll be able to hyper focus on the task at hand. ADHD comes in handy with things like this. It is the positive aspect about the disorder. Thank goodness.
If you have ADHD, keep in mind you have more within you than you think. Realize it grab hold and run with it.
The Accented Guy. Quinnie
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Hi Accented Family
Yes, I am struggling at the moment, but I have one thing on my mind…determination. This is just one of those rough patches in life where I haven’t been focusing completely on the prize.
You see, I started the year out with the right focus and managed to gain financial momentum until I had neglected to keep in mind that I was working a seasonal second part time job. I since then only worked one part time job and needed to get a second one quickly. It turned out I had to rethink things and came to the conclusion that I was going to have to live in my car. I drive a 94′ Toyota Corolla and it does not look like it can hold up any longer. The tie rods are failing, the fan belt is about to go out at any time now, the left wheel bearing is making a cringe worthy metal against metal sound and I only have $140 in my bank account. It will cost about $1.330, 20 to get that all fixed, but I think I’m going to have to wait it out until the end of the month to see if I can buy a more reliable car. Hopefully my Toyota can keep me mobile until then.
If at all I won’t be able to buy a reliable second hand car, I’ll have to fix my Toyota.
Wish me luck.
The Accented Guy
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Hi Accented Family
As a person who has ADHD, I find it hard to maintain focus on projects that seem mundane and often times important.
I’ve written 3 books so far and I constantly have to either improve or modify the contents, because it gets “boring” after a while. Sure I hyperfocus on certain ideas, but I lose interest the more uninteresting bits pile up. I’m in the process on getting help rewriting my work. It’s a slow process which is a constant reminder that it’s necessary, because I’ll reap the benefits in the long run.
“>Summer is around the corner and I can’t wait to see the results by then, but for now I’ll chip away one bit at a time.
What is it that you have to improve on?
The Accented Guy. Quinnie