Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

What Shoes are on my feet?

There are days that I amaze myself at how well I can function.  I am up, dressed, and totally on point.  Out the door before I am supposed to be, at my desk early and cranking away at the good ole to do list and making grand progress.  Almost robotic in a way.   Then… Continue reading What Shoes are on my feet?

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

Sandcastles

I remember as a child going to the ocean.  Packing the car, so snug we could barely move, everything we needed, and only what we needed, for a week’s vacation, in a small compact sedan for a family of five to make a 3-hour drive to the coast.  I personally dreaded the drive, squeezed in… Continue reading Sandcastles

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Monsoons and Moodswings

Where I live, we have storms called Monsoons.  There are mainly dust storms, but sometimes are accompanied with rain, and massive wind.  What makes them unique is the fact that it can be bright and sunny in one part of the sky, pitch dark in another place, torrential down pour of rain in one area… Continue reading Monsoons and Moodswings

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Counting Down the Minutes

I have attempted to write all day. I started and stopped.  Erased and retyped.  Started over and added to. It is just not coming out of my brain and onto paper for me today.   It is Friday. It is the last Friday, the end of a long month, a day where the exhaustion is… Continue reading Counting Down the Minutes

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Blank Pages

I sit and stare at a blank page. Thoughts dash through my head, darting left and right, up and down. With all that’s going through my head one would think that I would be more than capable of transposing the combination of letters into sentences down on paper. But alas, the page is blank. I… Continue reading Blank Pages

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Good in the Bad

Although today has not been the best of days… I overslept, my outfit is not the most flattering thing that I have ever worn, I forgot my makeup and my hair is dirty, I am challenging myself to find the good that still is happening in my life on this given day. Hunter My boy… Continue reading The Good in the Bad