A young woman's thoughts as she goes through life with Bipolar Disorder.
Howdy, all. My name's Megan. You can call me Meg. I have Bipolar Disorder types 1 and 2. My life has not been what you'd call perfect. I have my ups and downs on a daily basis. I have been on medications to keep my bipolar in semi control nearly my entire life. To be Perfectly honest, I HATE having to take medicine every single day, twice a day. I somehow made it to this point in my life, age 24 mostly unscathed. Sure, I've got issues, but, I am working on them one day at a time. I won't let my issues get me down. especially since I've come so far in such a short time. I had a really bad nervous breakdown earlier this year and have decided to make the best of that situation. I have decided that it's time for me to try living on my own with my cat. I know that it won't be easy at first; adjusting to being totally independent. I very eager to TRY it just to prove that I CAN do it. There are days where I feel so good nothing can get me down. Others are so awful all I do is sleep just to avoid everything and everybody. Like I said, my life is nowhere near perfect. I am very passionate about letting people out in the world who don't think they can make it with Bipolar know that if they TRY they can do ANYTHING! I used to think that there was no hope for someone like me, but as I grew up things changed and I realized that I can do whatever I put my mind to. If I can do it, someone else can too. My parents, and mom's family have made me realize that I am no different than any other person.