Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery

Day 44: Days Explained

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It has been a few posts since I did “the countdown” … the “countdown” that I never explained (or have I forgotten ?!?) It is day 44 since the breakdown that started this here spiral into rapid cycling that has tried (yes, tried being the most important word) to ruin… Continue reading Day 44: Days Explained

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, therapy, Uncategorized

Babbles: Day 6

I wake and stumble out of bed.  I feel dizzy and woozy.  It is not helping that I have a little fur ball so excited that his mommy is awake that he is running circles around my legs. I look in the mirror and oh my face!  Puffy hooded eye lids, dark circles under my… Continue reading Babbles: Day 6

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Rapid Cycling Bipolar

Rapid Cycling Bipolar I find to be peculiar. One part of a day, I am so exhausted I feel like I have cement boots on and can hardly walk. Then other parts of the day I want to make 1,000 cloth face masks while making cupcakes. The end of last year I was in treatment… Continue reading Rapid Cycling Bipolar

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

When Michelle IS afraid…

I think I shared this story before... It’s the one where we went to the beach for the first time as a blended family and the kids were younger. Being from the east coast I flocked to the water, it was soothing to my toes and my soul. Tottering behind me was my daughter.  She… Continue reading When Michelle IS afraid…

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Back to the Future

Anticipatory anxiety is when a person experiences anxiety about something that is going or about to happen.  It’s about something that we are making up in our heads.  This is the definition as per Michelle, not per Webster or Merriam dictionary, it’s based on my understanding.  I do it quite often, the whole anticipatory anxiety… Continue reading Back to the Future

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, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Swimming in the Shallow End

At times we can get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we are literally flying by the seat of our pants.  Minutes blend into hours, that turn into days, weeks and months.  Before we know it, a season has passed and shortly after that another year has flown by.  I… Continue reading Swimming in the Shallow End

Bipolar Disorder

Operation: StepMom

When I moved across the country, I met this guy.  There was just something about him.  Could not put my finger on it, but he captured my heart.  From the very beginning I knew that he had children, a boy and a girl, and they were the most important part of his life.  I met… Continue reading Operation: StepMom