My days are longer. I get more done. I have more energy. I am smarter, faster, better... I can do EVERYTHING.
Yup. It's the honeymoon period. It is official.
I have no illusion that it will last.
But here are the things I have going for me (especially on the whole mental-wellness front:
I have to get up in the morning AND be functional.
I am doing something I love and find meaningful.
I am being financially compensated for doing this.
I have colleagues.
I have resources available to me.
I know what I will be doing and where I will be every day.
(Wow that one above sounds so basic, but it has not been true for some time.)
So I am tired at the end of the day.
And I go to sleep.
So I can get up.
And do the same thing the next day.
I went and got a bunch of healthy stuff at a giant Costco run this weekend, because shopping right before the Superbowl is not at all amateur hour. Ha! And I have been making and eating healthier things starting before this job. And making it to the YMCA.
It is almost like I am doing the things that are vital to keeping bipolar symptoms at bay, and my bipolar symptoms are... at bay.
"Their feet were bent, they were so sad.... then they fluttered about with joy!" (5yo narrating her drawing of a tiger with hummingbirds)
Quaker, teacher, parent,