Happy Anniversary


March marks the first anniversary of Real Life with Bipolar Disorder. When I started writing this blog, I never thought for a moment that I’d still be writing it a year later. I’ve covered so many topics—from weight gain to sleep issues, from self-harm to self-medicating—and so much in between. I’ve seen 40 blogs hit this page in the year that has passed. That’s about 39 more than I planned—not a bad first report card.

I don’t know if it’s something to be happy about or not—that is, the fact that there is a need for this blog—the fact that bipolar disorder actually exists. But it does, and there definitely is the need. So many people are searching for information and support. I’m happy to be able to provide that, at least in some way. And I’m happy for all the new people I’ve met along the way. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there. Some new ones, and some that have been doing this a lot longer than me. I learn from other bloggers every day. And for that I’m happy.

And I’m happy for my current health. I’m in a state of recovery or remission—though those terms are controversial in the bipolar world—I certainly am in the best place I’ve been since being diagnosed in 2005. Ten years ago! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I’ve been through so much since that time. I’ve been manic, I’ve been depressed, and I’ve even lived through a mixed episode. So, I suppose I should be happy for the state that finds me now. The state that has me up and dressed most days, out of the house doing things, and actually being productive most of the time.

I’m happy for my readers and for all the support and encouragement along the way. I’m always happy to receive your comments, emails, tweets, likes and shares. Please keep them coming, for some days they really keep me going. So, I guess then, it is really full of “happy.” So, Happy Anniversary to me!

PS/ Today is World Bipolar Day—a day to raise awareness and stomp out stigma.

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