I guess change is part of living a bipolar life. The two words are intrinsically connected, aren’t they? Again, while I don’t like the term bipolar, and prefer the term Manic Depressive, we will use bipolar today.
There was an article this morning on USA Today that talked about the most misunderstood mental illnesses out there, and it listed mine as one of them. It says that “Often confused with depression or schizophrenia, bipolar disorder is characterized by stark shifts in mood and energy.” In other words, change abounds.
The author continues: “Those with the condition often experience periods of prolonged and profound depression that alternates with periods of excessively elevated or irritable mood.” In other, other words, more change.
So with change established as a theme that exists living the bipolar, or manic depressive, life let’s dive into current events here in my life today. There’s a major major change coming down the pipeline – talking beginning of a new era of life type stuff. It’s a positive change, but it’s a big change nonetheless. I think those changes are the ones that can have the biggest influence, for good or ill, on how things are going in life you know?
Change ties back in to the last post that I wrote. Change is constant in life – sometimes, like this one, we choose it. But when it comes to how to deal with it, I feel strongly like the tools are the same, and it’s up to me to use them. Or not.