I started this blog eight years ago.
It was an outlet for my trials and tribulations with bipolar, with taking medication and trying to get my Abilify, psychotherapy, stigma, the progress of writing my memoir, etc.
I’ve been in recovery from bipolar the entire eight years I have maintained this blog. I’ve had little blips, like the time I had to go off Abilify because I didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford to buy it and when I got super anxious around the launch of my book. But, really I cannot claim membership in the actively in psychic pain category, and I think what I have to say at this point in more political in nature then personal.
Oh, I’ve still “got” bipolar, don’t get me wrong. But it’s been under control with medication and extensive talk therapy (though I’m not right now in therapy) for over a decade.
No, I don’t think it’s only interesting to read blog posts from people who are going through hard times, but it is my own inclination to write more – or at all – when I’m in pain or angry than when I am happy and healthy. So, I am disinclined to write specifcally about bipolar any longer.
I will keep this blog as an archive of my writing, my feelings, and my life from October 5, 2009 to December 21, 2015, but I will no longer blog here.
So goodbye, adiós, Auf Wiedersehen, arrivederci… Thanks for reading and commenting and supporting me these past 8 years!