Isn’t it an awesome feeling when you realize that others relate!? That’s why I keep writing personal narrative and sharing my stories because I know there are so many people out there that feel my words and share the same experiences that I do. I feel hope. It makes me feel hopeful that we’ll all get through it. I also feel Bipolar gets a bad rap. okay, yeah, the depression side sucks but the mania is an amazing ride. I feel like a can conquer the world.

When you say knock yourself out do you mean taking medication? I’ve tried a variety of antidepressants and benzos with no avail. Once I started the mood stabilizer, whole new experience. I may have only slept 5 hours last night but it’s 5 hours more than I usually sleep.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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