Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

When You Wake Up Sad

What do you do, when you wake up sad? There are so many things that you can do when you start the day feeling like there is a rain cloud that is raining tiny rain drops directly on your head, even though it feels like there is not much that you can do.  This morning,… Continue reading When You Wake Up Sad

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life

Nightly Routine: Medication

I take my medication at night. Its part of my routine. I open the glass cabinet door and I take a deep breath. I start from the far right of the shelf and I work my way down.  One pill onto the next.  Take two then a sip of water.  Another two, then another sip… Continue reading Nightly Routine: Medication

Everyday Life

Feeling Fancy: Dress for Success

One way I work to combat depression is I work to dress a little fancy. When I dress a little fancy, I feel like I have my own little personal sunshine shining directly over my head, instead of individual sized rain cloud.  I tend to walk with a little pep in my step, I have… Continue reading Feeling Fancy: Dress for Success

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Feeling all fancy dancy~

Its day three of wearing a dress to work.  Mind you I am wearing leggings with them, so it’s still quite comfy and I pair them with boots, so it’s not like I am all fancy with tights and stilettos or anything, but it’s still a dress. Yesterday was my birthday, so I for sure… Continue reading Feeling all fancy dancy~

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Accidentally Feeling Better

Last night I faced a problem.  I did not have enough 25 mg tablets to total the 50mg that I needed to make the prescription that was prescribed by my doctor of Topamax.  However, I had a 100mg tablet.  Now, a rational, logical person would say, just cut the 100mg tablet in half, problem solved. … Continue reading Accidentally Feeling Better

Everyday Life, hiking, Uncategorized

Mud on my shoes

When you walk, and let’s say you end up walking through some mud, and also let’s say that your foot gets stuck in the puddle of mud that you inadvertently walked through (it appears you were not paying much attention when you started on your walk), it makes the walk that much more difficult.  With… Continue reading Mud on my shoes

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Signs of Depression

You know depression is settling in when: You feel the weight of the air on your body. That lukewarm tired feeling, like having a low-grade fever. Feeling bad enough to not feel like yourself but not bad enough to call in sick from work. Experiencing the feeling of sadness but being unable to cry. Looking… Continue reading Signs of Depression