Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

If you are happy and you know it…

I found myself smiling last night.  Was it because I was driving in the car that I bought recently that I feel super safe in, perhaps.  Or was it because I just finished crafting with my friend, making ornaments for our Christmas trees, possibly.  I was heading home to my home, which is my safe… Continue reading If you are happy and you know it…

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella Babbling

Numerous times, I have sat at my computer over the last month to write.  I started with a few words on the page, but ended up with a pretty much blank page.  It has been frustrating that words have been escaping me over the last month or so.  In the past, words have come so… Continue reading Bella Babbling

Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Five to Seven Days

In the movie My Girl, the main actress, Vada, played by Anna Chlumsky gets her period, I believe for the first time.  When Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin, comes to her door she informs him that he needs to come back in 5-7 days.  I have no clue what else happened in this movie, but… Continue reading Five to Seven Days

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

What’s Meant to Be

Sunday I jetted from teaching a Wreath Making event to an early dinner with my spouse (The class was a success).  I have never been to the eatery before alone, so I used my handy dandy GPS app.  As I drove on part of the freeway that I rarely ever frequent it hit me that… Continue reading What’s Meant to Be

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Tossing and Turning

One night of tossing and turning has me wondering… what’s going on?  Was it just one night of uneasy sleep or is there something more going on.  Over the last few weeks we have made several modifications to my medication regime and this has me in a much better, more optimistic place, but then in… Continue reading Tossing and Turning

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

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Support Networks: My Saving Grace

It is the beginning of a new week and I am determined that this will be a good week.  After several weeks of dealing with the ups and downs that are the definition of bipolar disorder, I am ready to be in a stable place.  And to be honest, I am not quite there yet. … Continue reading Support Networks: My Saving Grace