For years I have said "I am bipolar" when talking about my illness. Now, in therapy lately I've been challenged to rethink how I relate to bipolar and its impact on my life. Now I say "I *have* bipolar" which is very different for me and how I hear it. People's reactions to my disclosure … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Who Am I, Really?
I’m not really sure what to write sometimes. I wish I had profound things to pass along but the reality that I’m just one person and I’m not even particularly witty hits me pretty hard on occasion. See, before the onset of my bipolar I was a wreck but had my good moments. Once we … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Numb
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?
I'm 44. I've known I've had bipolar now for 14 years of my life. That's about one-third of my lifetime has been knowingly spent living with and battling this disease. Now, instead of continuing to fight it (ack - it's awful!) I've decided to embrace it. I'm firmly in the "Who am I?" phase anyway … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Beyond Bipolar
With school of teenagers coming up head this throwback of a post seems perfect: Okay, even adults don't want to get up at 6am to leave the house for work so why on earth we would create a system that requires the moodiest of human creatures to do so is beyond me. That said I … Continue reading Random, Crazy, Disorganized, and Awesome…the Early Morning Teen