It was March 2012 and I was struggling to make it to work everyday, struggling to make a home for my kids, lost contact with my best friend, involved in a toxic friendship with another, and kept finding myself in relationships with men that didn’t suit me only because I wanted to feel loved. I… Continue reading How Being Positive Saved Me
Last year, I did it. I came out with my story. I decided I was done hiding. That is what I felt I was doing. I was ashamed. Ashamed of what? It’s not my fault my brain is the way it is. I didn’t ask for this. I came to realize that I was probably… Continue reading My Longest (& Hardest) Facebook Post
I am a petite woman at only 5’3″ tall. I have small feet and hands and I have small bones. I have always been small. Unfortunately, life happened and for the last 10 years or so I haven’t been so small. I used to have the opposite problem. I could eat and eat and never gain… Continue reading I’m Ready to Be a Loser!
My husband describes me as someone who is exciting, spontaneous, happy, funny, energetic, loving, sympathetic, and caring. I would add irritable and short tempered to the list. The only descriptions on this list that coincide with my illness is irritable and short tempered. My illness exacerbates these traits. When I am in an episode, none… Continue reading I Will Win the War
I am FINALLY getting a vacation!!! My last vacation that lasted more than 3 days that wasn’t at my parents house was in June 2010 when I went to Paris with my Mom, Sister, and my Niece for my Niece’s high school graduation. Before that is was 2007 when my ex-husband and I took our… Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling Me
We have ALL been introduced to someone who has something in common with us and they tell us. I couldn’t count how many times I have met someone and over the course of our “getting to know” each other and I’ve heard this: Me: (needing some Tylenol) “I’m sorry, I can’t take Ibuprofen. I can… Continue reading A Guide For Meeting the Mentally Ill
I have always had a good circle of friends. Over the years, some have gone and some have stayed. Some became closer and some further away. You know you have a good friend when you go months without talking and you call them up out of the blue and it’s like nothing has changed. I… Continue reading To My Friends Old & New