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

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Modifying Routine to Establish Balance

Boy, I am tired.  Writing today is quite the struggle this afternoon.  All I can think about right now is taking a nap.  Do you think that if I curl up under my desk the office will notice that I am missing?  I think that when I start to snore, that will be a dead… Continue reading Modifying Routine to Establish Balance

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, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Who Am I?

This blog, an original piece I wrote, was first published on The Bipolar Writer Blog (https://wordpress.com/post/jamesedgarskye.com) a few days ago... I wanted to post the blog to my site as well, as it further delves into who I am as a person and who I aspire to be. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever wondered who you… Continue reading Who Am I?

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Crafting Duo

I spent most of the weekend buried in fabric and thread.  But most importantly, I had my daughter by my side. Friday evening, we unburied the sewing machine from hibernation. It is an heirloom piece, a gift that was given to me by my mother-in-law when she received an upgrade a few years ago.  A… Continue reading The Crafting Duo

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

One Day at a Time

It’s been heavy on my mind (and heart) the idea of “one day at a time”.  In so many aspects of our world, things happen one day at a time.  In each given day things progress, either forward or backward, but it happens (mostly) at an incremental pace. I am not, by nature, a patient… Continue reading One Day at a Time

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Not Getting What I Want

While surfing through the many, many, many pages of Pinterest I came across this quote from the Dalai Lama. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” I stopped scrolling.  I just stared at the screen and then my chin fell off my hand and I had to catch… Continue reading Not Getting What I Want