Tag Archives: bipolar
the manic mom and work
i am a bit of an overachiever. i’ve always performed at a high level in school and at work. i went to high school and college on academic scholarships, juggling sports, theater, music and other activities. this was no different … Continue reading
I am by no means the perfect mom. Even though I am mentally ill I still think I’m a pretty good mom. My mental illness doesn’t seem to get in the way of day to day taking care of B and loving her to … Continue reading
i’m trying to figure out what a manic episode is for me. it seems to change every time my medication is adjusted. i was put on lithium a couple of months back and definitely feel the difference. but i’ve been up all night … Continue reading
i can’t say no…
sometimes i feel like i do everything for the people around me. my family, my friends, work, where i volunteer. i get asked to run this errand, pick this up at the store for me, put this away, write this … Continue reading
no one said that life with a toddler was going to be easy. B is now 22 months old. not a baby, but not yet a big girl. she goes to school everyday when i go to work. after 3 months … Continue reading
which came first?
i’ve been unpacking a lot of the perverbial emotional baggage doing this blog. sitting and writing and reflecting on life has been really good. i’m proud of myself for sticking with the blogging process. i tend to get into a new … Continue reading
I often get the feeling like I’m in limbo. Almost a floating sensation. I’m in between things – moods, places, experiences. I never really feel present. Somehow I’m someplace else. Not quite myself but never someone else. This in-between state … Continue reading
Now that I know I’m really crazy, what do I do?
So apparently I’ve been crazy as far back as I can remember. Great! Having a kid, who likely will be plagued by having a mentally ill mother, is how I find out I have a room reserved in the nut … Continue reading