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!


10 thoughts on “About

  1. Love the candor and the wit. I’ll definitely be checking out what you have on offer, but for now just let me say that, well, I appreciate the candor and the wit. Cheers!

  2. So I found you through the highway named “brain rants”, I think it is called cool by association. :} Must be honest, this visit was also caused by your name, bipolar betty. Having been diagnoised bi-polar 10-ish years ago I am curious to peek into other bi-po worlds, especially those that manage to function in the world. So I am relying on you to be honest and forthcoming ;}

    • Cool by association… hehe I rather like that! I’m glad you decided to pay me a visit. My view on blogging is why do it if you won’t be honest about things? So you can trust that you will see an honest portrayal of what I experience in my writings. Being transparent and real is part of my reason for starting this in the first place. 🙂

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