A Mental Health Limerick
My pillow caresses my face,
comforter and body embrace.
Snug solace for my soul
from depression’s black hole
when life and I need our own space.
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I have about four to five hours of active productivity within me per day.
Prioritizing doesn’t always seem to work since there is obviously more things to do actively during the day than four hours’ worth.
Included in these few hours are:
My lack of energy is due to depression, bodily pain (previous injuries), and major introversion (which affects socialization). Continue reading “The Dreadful Disposition of a Lack of Energy”
Bipolar has transformed my life into a monumental challenge, and I feel guilty when it affects my family and friends.
Smiling, interacting, being part of the family unit or social circle… all can be exhausting. Between my medications and pushing through the day, I sometimes slip into a landslide of lassitude. Naps are not only a nicety, but a necessity…or neither. Continue reading “Bipolar Confessions from a Wife, Mother, and Friend.”
Other than my years of being bullied, friendships were good overall. By 11th grade…and college…and early years of my career, friends were sprinkled throughout. Not many, but enough. None lasted, although I thought they would. As much as I tried to keep them near, they drifted further and further away. Eventually, I stopped trying. I’d converse with my colleagues at work, but doing anything outside of work or home became extremely rare. Continue reading “Outing My Bipolar Self”