Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

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, Uncategorized

Maintaining Stability

I have found success in managing my Bipolar Disorder when I aim to stay consistent with my routine.  Waking around the same time each day, following a process getting ready and eating around the same time.  It leads to a mundane existence at times, but it is good for me.  Although I struggle to maintain… Continue reading Maintaining Stability

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Vacation Anxiety

A vacation is an opportunity to get away from it all, a time to rest and relax, to be carefree and without worry.  Right?  For me, it is a time to think about everything horrific that could happen that will only happen because I am away from my house and unable to do anything to… Continue reading Vacation Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Chasing Rabbits

In the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice follows a rabbit down a rabbit hole and discovers a whole new world, one where impossible things are possible, flowers talk, and tea parties are actually entertaining.  It’s one of my favorite books.  And it’s a favorite because I can completely relate to Alice’s character.  She is… Continue reading Chasing Rabbits

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There’s No Crying in Cake Making

Recently I have been faced with several of my insecurities.  It has been overwhelming as I can recall a time when I was far more secure in myself.  Years ago, I was a take charge, take no prisoner, unable to waver under pressure person, or that's what I let people think.  Deep down inside, I… Continue reading There’s No Crying in Cake Making

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Sweet Spot

Over the weekend it dawned on me that I am in a sweet spot.  This is unrelated to my current preoccupation with cake, although that IS part of it.  The sweet spot is about where I am in my life at this moment in time. After being on the Bipolar roller coaster filled with dips… Continue reading The Sweet Spot

Bipolar Disorder

The Power of a Hug

After a nice early morning walk with my friend, I made the decision to dress it up a little bit for work.  I work in a place where the dress code is lax and casual.  However, I passed on the jeans and flannels and I decided that I would wear my nice green dress, tights… Continue reading The Power of a Hug