Focus On Building the New
Learning to live with mental illness.
In the early days of my bipolar journey, my life was a disaster. I couldn’t work and could barely feed or bathe myself most days. I didn’t leave the house or interact with people. Most of my relationships, friend or romantic partners, went up in flames. It felt like bipolar had taken everything from me.
It took a traumatic period of trial and error and close to 30 medications before I found stability. When the world started to come into focus again, I felt like a war survivor sitting in the burned ruins of a destroyed city.
But then, I got to work. My world was going to be what I made it not what bipolar left in its wake. It was time to build a new life, one that I controlled and not bipolar.
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