I was a little short on posts last week and I feet it necessary to offer some explanation as to the reason for my absence in posting.This is a super new blog and I absolutely don’t want to get into the habit, this early in the game, being a no-show for any new readers who may be finding my blathering relevant to them.
If you are someone who may have noticed my absence, then I thank you so much for caring. It really means so much to me.
Let me start by saying that I am feeling mentally fine and that, thankfully, it hasn’t been an issue of mental health that has kept me away.
In fact, I guess you could say that the exact opposite is true.
Many of you who live with a mental illness have probably been accused of being lazy before. I know that I have.. many times.. probably too many to count.
The worst part is, I often accuse myself of being lazy. My doctors inform me of limitations on my energy that I need get used to, but I can’t.
There was a time in my life when I was a multitasker.. capable of many things.. I understand that things are different, now that I have chosen to take medications to temper my symptoms.
Regardless of the medications that tire you out, bipolar alone is an energy bandit whenever you are stuck between episodes, and even worse, when you in the depressive cycles, which seems to strike most individuals with bipolar far more frequently than the sometimes pleasant(ish) moments of mania. Read more