Hey everyone ! My name is Stephanie Weathers. Welcome to the About Me Page.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with type I Bipolar disorder. Bipolar I disorder involves periods of severe mood episodes from mania to depression. I also have what is known as rapid cycling. Rapid cycling is defined as four or more manic, hypomanic, or depressive episodes in any 12-month period. In my case if not properly treated I can experience rapid cycling anywhere from a couple times a month to a couple times a day.

While I am still coming to grips with this disorder I have made it my mission to gather every piece of informatoin I can and to educate myself as much as I can. Through all the research, advice from Dr’s, and different support groups what I have found most helpful are blogs. Actual people with the disorder sharing their knowledge. Sharing their experiences when they are in the throws of mania or depression. Blogs have shown me that there are people actively seeking help, actively wanting to share their stories and thoughts with others. People that are looking for hope. People that are willing to be brave and share their struggles with the world. Reading other people’s blogs that have been posted has inspired me to start my own blog.

My goal with this blog is to inspire and encourage. To provide a place of open dialogue and to have frank discussions about what someone with Bipolar goes through.  This blog is sharing my life through all the ups and downs. This blog is me waking up every day with the goal of striving to be stable.