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“And in the end I want my biggest Accomplishment to be that I was able to find the middle in-between all these Highs and Lows”

This is truly a goal I have set for myself. Some days I feel like I am kicking bipolars ass and somedays it feels like it’s kicking mine. No, I don’t obsess about being bipolar 24/7 but it is something I am aware of and make sure I take precautions when needed. Such as making  sure I am taking my medication regularly , strive for a healthy diet (work in progress) and yep I even have a therapist. Which for some reason bothers me the most. Having to sit down and discuss the events or everyday interactions with someone who feels like a stranger. The good thing for me I guess is the fact they are unbiased for the most part. I do feel better after going but its still something a struggle with.

From the outside looking in it may surprise some friends and family that I have bipolar disorder. I have the good job, have a house, nice car, help in my community, love making people laugh, I love to motivate people and provide encouragement.  So when I tell people they don’t seem to take me seriously.

Well here it is in group therapy share session 101..Hi my name is Stephanie and have in fact been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have extremely high moments and I have earth shattering low moments. Sometimes even in the same day! I thought finding out and starting treatment was the low for me and it would be smooth sailing from here on out now that I knew.. Little did I know the storm was just beginning.

So shoutout to all the people who struggle with bipolar or any mental illness. You all are an inspiration and so never give up your fight. Reading others blogs about their journey and resilience has inspired me to start my own. This blog is more than just my life. It is an outlet for everyone whether you have bipolar or not to share their expierencs, struggles, achievements, gain information and hopefully it will encourage everyone to keep fighting. Sometimes it may not feel like it but every day you wake up, put your feet on the ground and get yourself up is a win for not only you but for us all.

We have been given a challenging illness, and there is no other option than to meet those challenges. Think of it as an opportunity to be heroic — not ‘I survived living in Mosul during an attack’ heroic, but an emotional survival. An opportunity to be a good example to others who might share our disorder. That’s why it’s important to find a community — however small — of other bipolar people to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities.” – Carrie Fisher


2 thoughts on “More Life

  1. Stephanie, thank you for your courage and vulnerability and willingness to share your journey with the rest of us. Frankly, I have learned in my own journey there is no such thing as “normal.” I have also learned how helpful it is to have a community of those of us ready to uplift and encourage, to love unconditionally, and to give each other grace and value as human beings.

    I have added your website to my blogroll list of bipolar sites (the one on the right side of my blog). I hope that’s okay with you.


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