Monthly Archives: March 2016

Independence

I have a fiercely independent personality. A surefire way to piss me off is to insinuate that I can’t do something. I’m not against accepting help, but it damn well better be on my terms. I pride myself on being … Continue reading

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Relationship Revelation

One of the (many) hard things about this whole learning to manage Bipolar Disorder thing is that the majority of the “aha” moments make you feel like shit. Case in Point–> Me vs. relationships. Ever since I was in 8th … Continue reading

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Kids or no kids.

You know how it goes.  You meet a guy, hit it off, go on a few dates. Eventually it comes up–the most complicated and loaded question ever: Do you want kids? No, er well, not no, sorta?  Maybe? Maybe not? … Continue reading

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I hope you feel better soon!

Someone e-mailed me about their cat this morning and it got me thinking. His cat isn’t doing well because its sick.  The kind of sick that you simply don’t come back from.  My initial gut reaction, which is the same … Continue reading

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Fun times in therapy

I came. I went. I conquered. Sorta. Parents went to therapy with me last night.  Lets just say I am SO glad I did it with Sara (who is kickass at this whole therapy thing btw). It isn’t because we … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow is D-Day. Okay, so maybe not that dramatic.  But tomorrow is the day I’m dragging my parents to therapy with me to explain my brain and hopefully tell them I need a safety plan without involving a heart attack, … Continue reading

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Why don’t they go away?!?

Relationships are difficult for me. I struggle to find them, and I struggle to keep them.  I know this and accept this.  What I don’t understand is why won’t these guys go away? Over the past 4-ish years I have … Continue reading

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How to give your parents a heart attack 101

There’s a few (relatively big) things I’m juggling right now. my job therapy medication explaining my brain to my parents 8 hour solo road trip Now me…I’m all “I got this.” I finally feel like I’ve got my feet under me … Continue reading

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Safety Plans and Reality Checks

Every now and then something happens and all I can think is that this can’t be how my life is playing out. Today is one of those times.  I just met with Sara (therapist).  We discussed how it might not … Continue reading

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Food

Because the last few days have been downright miserable, I’ve started to do some poking around the internet to see if there’s something else I can do to help myself.  Everyone is always going on and on about how diet … Continue reading

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