Tag Archives: strength

Stronger than you think.

We were on vacation and my mom pointed out a card and said she was going to get it for me. There was a Winnie the Pooh quote on it. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, … Continue reading

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Things I want you to know about Bipolar

It’s OK to laugh if I make jokes about it. My family always said if you don’t laugh you’ll cry so you might as well laugh about it. If I make a joke about my Bipolar, whether it be about … Continue reading

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There’ a word for that.

Guys, I think I’m shooting myself in the foot.  Metaphorically, of course. I have made huge strides in managing this illness. I know what kind of schedule I need to be on.  I take my meds (under protest sometimes, but … Continue reading

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Victories

For years, I’ve dreamed of the day when I can wake up and go about my business without the shadow of mental illness hanging over me. Constantly having bipolar shoved in your face by your own brain is annoying and exhausting. … Continue reading

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Excuses

I have a question for you. When does suffering become an excuse? When does suffering become learned helplessness? Where is that line?  And have I crossed it? For 14 years I lived with an undiagnosed mental disorder.For the past two … Continue reading

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Drama Queen

I’ve always hated drama queens.  I hate it when people have dramatic, shocked reactions to things I think aren’t a big deal. I used to pride myself in being calm and collected about everything. Hah.  That’s funny. Self-revelation #23523: I … Continue reading

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Back to the drawing board

Well, it happened.  My insurance won’t pay for my medicine.  I received three phone calls in the space of 20 minutes telling me I was denied.  For the 3rd time. Part of me is frustrated…I just want to be on … Continue reading

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New things

There’s this new thing that happened. I feel……normal. I want to be around people.  I want to go do things.  I feel content.  I’m not unnecessarily stressed out about work. I don’t have these unrealistic fears.  I feel confident.  I … Continue reading

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The good things.

Last Tuesday when I was firmly planted in the black hole of depression, my therapist asked me, “Do you write about the good days?” Of course I do. Sorta. Not really. I think I’ve turned into a pessimist who like … Continue reading

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the ugly bits pt 2

I’m in that ugly space where there are no words that can actually describe what is going on. And for me…that ugly space leads to that dirty little word it seems like no one ever talks about. Cutting. It’s complicated. … Continue reading

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