Magaly is a mechatronics engineer turned marketing manager who moved from Costa Rica to the United States seven years ago to become a skydiver. She achieved remarkable success, medaling at the world championships. However, the post-podium thrill faded, prompting Magaly to shift gears by changing careers and adopting new interests.
Magaly Sandoval’s lifelong relationship with ADHD began in childhood when she was diagnosed at a young age. Despite excelling academically, her impulsivity, difficulty with social situations, and rapid task completion with missed instructions signaled her ADHD challenges. As she matured, Magaly recognized the profound impact of ADHD on various aspects of her life, including bouncing between hobbies and jobs, facing academic struggles, and navigating personal relationships.
This realization served as a wake-up call, prompting her to embrace a slowed-down life focused on continuous learning, such as exploring languages and training her puppy. Magaly acknowledges the positive aspects of her ever-changing pursuits, highlighting the valuable skills she gains with each new endeavor, contributing to her ongoing journey toward a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Refocused, Together is a collection of 31 stories told throughout the 31 days of October, a part of our commitment to ADHD Awareness Month. Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss a single story this month!