I have a chronic illness. Mine happens to be bipolar. Regardless of the condition the emotional toll can be extraordinary on everyone involved and although there are "blessing" moments this a burden kind of day. Like my emotions are just a big huge pile of heavy blankets waiting to fall on the unlucky person who … Continue reading Burden or Blessing?
Here's a story I've never shared: About two years ago I bought a new car, okay I did so with a loan, but I still put my ass in a new class of manic, even for me. Brand new. I didn’t even test drive it. Nothing. They pulled it up and I signed the papers. … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Professional Mania
So, here I am at 44 years old and because I was a young mom (started at 17 - ultra young!) all my kiddos are either launched or close to it. That means I can essentially do what I want with my time as long as it doesn’t bother my wife. Now, I’m lucky enough … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Mid-life Crafting
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
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?