anniversary, anxiety, bipolar disorder, drinking, mental illness, mental wellness, sober, sobriety, social anxiety

The First Year.

One year ago. That was the last time I consumed alcohol. I didn't have a terrible hangover the next day, but I remembered that I probably shouldn't have driven home as "tipsy" as I was, which lead me to remembering all of the many times I could barely remember how I got home. It was… Continue reading The First Year.

bipolar disorder, mental illness, mental wellness

75 Days To Go and Lots of Other Things

I've been absent. I've also been dealing with a depressive episode. The two are not unrelated. I read this awesome blog today celebrating a one year soberversary, and I realized I'm only 75 days behind that person. Like, What? That's decent. Like, hey girl - that's really good! So what did I do? I started… Continue reading 75 Days To Go and Lots of Other Things

bipolar disorder, mental wellness

Here Comes the Rain

I actually have today off. It's a rare treat for a Saturday. I had plans for today that I canceled due to a forecast of bad weather. It's almost 3:00 PM and finally the bad weather is setting in, which means I could have kept my morning plans. Yet somehow I am not frustrated, nor… Continue reading Here Comes the Rain

bipolar disorder, mental wellness

Why Can’t Anybody Hear Me?

Things have been a bit rocky. I had this dream the other night that I was desperately looking for help. I was desperately looking for someone to beg for help because I was breaking down and I wasn't going to make it on my own. Except in the dream I couldn't get my words out.… Continue reading Why Can’t Anybody Hear Me?