Life is what you make it, no matter if you’re sick or not. It is unfortunate that society still has a stigma attached to mental health. Being diagnosed as bipolar, life literally can have its’ ups and downs. I used to constantly wonder how I was going to live my life with what I saw as a death sentence and the more I stayed stuck in that mind frame, the harder life became.
As I grew older, wiser, along with trying to get rid of as much stress as possible, I found the courage to to climb out of my dark downward spiral by turning this diagnosis into an opportunity for growth. I keep my head up, I teach, learn, I work with people with similar conditions, educate family members and friends and live a productive lifestyle. I love everything and everyone in my life with all of my heart. I won’t be robbed of my happiness anymore. The illness doesn’t go away, but it doesn’t have to take you down. Welcome to my world!