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It’s my statement: I am bipolar.
The smile and the frown.
I am on the bipolar two spectrum with long and rapid cycling mixed moods.
In a day, the smile and the frown can swirl around me, shape-shifting, contouring me and my mind.
When I feel lighter, I wonder if it’s happiness or the onset of mania.
Such is my unstable life. Never really grounded. Ideas ripping through; racing ahead of my fingers.
For always on the edge. The mental precipice. Dancing with black holes and novas.
But I am not ashamed, or silenced by it.
I will speak with my voice. Share my story.
Strive for the missing balance.
I am bipolar. If you are, say it out loud, too.
October 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm
Coming to grips with illness of any kind is tough. Good for you for speaking out about it.
I didn’t realize when you wrote your last post that you were speaking about yourself. Having “two faces” is a challenge (to say the least) when you’re not in control of them. I’m realizing that more and more as I go through menopause. It can be scary and cause regret. I stand to learn a lot from you, my friend. :)
October 16, 2016 at 9:49 am
Good luck with menopause. I have instant menopause at 37 (both ovaries removed) and then again when I stopped talking estrogen. From what I hear, instant is better.
You are open and vocal about the health issues your family deals with, too.
I feel I can learn from you as an author; I admire your writing.