I recently had a conversation with someone about my need to control practically everything in my life: my relationships, other folks’ relationships with each other, with me and more. Needless to say I pushed back and denied this trait. Unfortunately after several examples I had to admit there was some (and maybe more than some) … Continue reading Giving Up Control
Follow along on this brief journey through my little synopsis of how awesome my mom really is. She reminds me sometimes now of my gram, and that is easily the highest compliment I can give. In fact, as my gram would say, "I'm so proud she makes my buttons pop!". That's my mom. You should … Continue reading Mother’s Day Memories
Have you ever started the letter? You know, the one? The mental illness one. That one. I have and so have many in my position. Here's what it often looks like: There are so many things for me to be sorry for that when I tried to start naming them I just break down in … Continue reading The Letter
Falling Out What do we do when we fall out? Love? Like? Friendship? More? Do we just silently slip away and ghost the other person? Do we have a confrontation that forces one party to “be the leaver” so the person left behind feels better about the break up and the person left feels justified … Continue reading Falling Out
I sit down to write and yet nothing comes out. Nothing of substance at least. I don't even know where to start anymore. I'm trying to figure out my identity above and beyond my bipolar and that's scary. It's hard. It may even be one of the biggest challenges I will ever face. I know … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: What to Write?