Living with Bipolar

So unfortunately, living with bipolar while my depression is in remission is not all sunshine and rainbows. It's not like a get-out-of-jail-free card that allows me to escape the confines of my mentally ill brain. And it doesn't mean the depression won't return. For me, it means having to continue doing the things I did when... Continue Reading →

Writing Goals & Writing Practice

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I've been maintaining a writing practice that consists of beginning writing around 10:00 am every morning, which I've been doing for 3 weeks. and going for at least an hour. There are several things that I'm working on: going through many stories I started 5 years ago and... Continue Reading →

What “Not Depressed” Feels Like

So it's been a year since they switched my meds. And I've been doing really well--thriving. Don't get me wrong--once in a while when I'm just sitting there, this thought comes out of nowhere: "I'm so depressed." I was so used to being depressed that I couldn't recognize other feelings. The feeling of being not... Continue Reading →


Thank you so much to my new followers and old followers for sticking by me and my blog during the time that I took off. I don't know when I'll post next; hopefully it will be more regularly. So. Since January I've... quit, yes quit my drawing class. I went the first 2 times (it... Continue Reading →

Keeping Commitments

So I began taking a drawing class last Tuesday. I've always wanted to do that, but never did. A few months ago, I signed up for the class but ended up canceling because we had to take one of the furbabies to the vet (I can't remember why). I got really anxious -- I didn't... Continue Reading →

The New Year

Wow! I see that WP has changed since I last blogged. I'm not sure if I like it--I can't even figure out how to insert an image where I want it to go. Oh, well. Since my last post, a lot happened (good things), and I am still not depressed. That I'm not is amazing... Continue Reading →

That Time of Year

For those of you who've been with me for a while, you probably know that October and November are bad months for me. If you're new to this blog, you can read more about that here. Historically, my depression gets so bad at this time of year that I have to get electroconvulsive therapy (ECT),... Continue Reading →

Where I’m At

Welcome to my new followers and hello again to my previous followers! I took (am taking) a break from the blogosphere. Everything is ok with me, I'm still not depressed, so that's good. Thank you to those who asked. One of the reasons I've stopped blogging is because I ran out of topics! I have... Continue Reading →

Being Not Depressed

It's been so long since I've been at baseline or, "normal," that I actually forgot what it's like to be myself. I lost my sense of self in the heavy blanket of depression, and I know this because recently, I came to the realization that I'm not depressed. That the lithium is working. I was... Continue Reading →

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