Welcome to my blog. Sit down, buckle up and savor the crazy.
I suppose I should tell you all a bit about myself. This blog focuses on my bipolar disorder. I have been diagnosed as having Bipolar I. My diagnosis came in 2008 after the passing of my father. Due to the increase in antidepressants I was prescribed, I went into a full blown mania and decided to admit myself to the psychiatric ward. After two years of switching meds from this to that, my doctor put me on a combination of lithium and seroquel. I have since been taken off the seroquel and remain on the lithium. I also participate in counseling sessions on and off. Whew. That’s a mouthful. I am so much more than my bipolar though.
I am a mom of four and a half kids. The half is my boyfriends child who is with us part time. All of you who were wondering if I had a child who was really born as a half of a person or if I cut one of my kids in two and gave a piece away… you can breathe now. We just share with the child’s momma. That’s all. All these rugrats keep me on my toes, but I wouldn’t trade them in for anything in the world. Well, maybe the ability to travel free to wherever I wish for the rest of my days. Oh, okay. Not even that. That would be pretty awesome, but no.
I am a non-traditional college student, which basically means I screwed up by not going to college when I should have, realized that getting a decent wage with a high school diploma is damn near impossible, so I tucked my tail between my legs and went back to college as an “old” person. I had a major of nursing, but due to a re occurrence of my pseudo-seizures, I’m having to reconsider that. Oddly enough, the major I am considering now is English. Oh fate, what a tangled web you weave.
I am a self proclaimed foodie. I love to cook, I love to eat, and I love to explore other countries with my taste buds.
I am a researcher. Only in topics that interest or pertain to me. Otherwise, I typically despise research.
I am a creative soul. I love poetry, crafting, writing and almost anything that I can express myself through.
As I stated, this blog will mainly focus on my struggle with bipolar disorder. Don’t be surprised if you see entries in here that pertain to the other aspects of me I have listed there as well as some I may not have listed.
Most of all I hope that my blog can help others understand my bipolar and possibly understand theirs. I have the desire to know that what I’m experiencing isn’t something I’m alone in as well. I hope that I can connect with others who are willing to discuss their issues with others that have bipolar disorder.
Thanks for reading!