I was looking back over my old posts mostly to see when I got my bipolar diagnosis (August 28, 2014). Naturally I have been living with bipolar for much longer.
I realized that my more recent posts have been much more "dear diary" and less... something else. I don't know what. Largely because I am busy doing other things, I suppose. And because when things are going well I am not desperate to find information about how to make them go better or to label what might be going wrong.
But I miss the exercise of writing something beyond just the humdrum (one can only hope) day-to-day stuff.
However, I don't feel up to writing anything but the hum-drum at the moment. (See what I mean about having other things to do!)
I am obsessively and sleeplessly (and ironically) binge-watching Homeland with Claire Danes who plays a CIA agent with bipolar disorder.
Here is what I have come to believe after viewing the first three seasons:
I read some reviews that wondered if her brilliant flashes of insight were caused by her disease or in spite of her disease. This is a wonder that happens in real life. Hard to run a scientific study on that.
Here is where my soapbox sits...
Brilliance is not a feature of bipolar. It simply co-occurs.
Of course, mistaken belief in your own brilliance is a feature of bipolar.
I am looking forward to being done watching the series because I become entirely too invested in what is happening to the characters and any show dealing with international terrorism is not terribly kind to its participants.
Grateful Crap: teaching ELL (which was oddly enough the main character's job when she was fired; I think it would have made a better career choice for her in the first place, but a less compelling storyline I guess.)
sorta good sleep (but not really because I keep watching Homeland)
Quaker, teacher, parent,