This is my first post on my new blog. I decided to create an anonymous blog after having a blog, which I shared with friends and family. I guess I can look at this as a small step in the wrong direction since it reinforces self-stigma around my bipolar disorder. But I need the anonymity to feel safe posting the thoughts I want to share with the world.
This summer marks my one year anniversary of my first manic episode, hospitalization and official diagnose of bipolar 1 disorder. It has been an unpredictable, insightful and pivotal year. I have learned so much about this illness, myself and have gained a better sense of the world around me. Though I would say I’m mostly stable, I still struggle with various issues that stem from having a serious mental health disorder.
Writing is amazing because it helps people share, connect and heal. I’m excited to have this new blog and I’m excited to write about my journey.