My therapist asked me to check in, which I did. She’s genuinely happy that I am happy –I love to travel and there’s nothing like it! I don’t at all feel like I cannot cope, or that anything negative will happen to me. In fact, I had a crisis not of my own making, and I handled it very well. My housing here fell through and I had to hustle to find a place to stay for three weeks. I didn’t know anyone here, but I worked it, found a place to hang out and it’s all good.
I’m tired of the naysayers who are adamant that people with bipolar disorder cannot be happy or live “normal” lives. I’m so NOT normal on so many levels, would never want to be, but I AM happy and well-traveled, well-loved and have lots of friends and family who support me. It’s total bullshit that individuals with BP have to remain miserable, unstable or cannot go out, travel, hold jobs, write, make art, have friends, enjoy life.Yes. We. Can.