Journals

I have found my old journals! I kept journals from ages 11-15, so from 6th grade until 9th grade. Boy are they cringe-worthy. Recently I started cleaning out my bedroom with Diego. The best way to describe the room before cleaning was a hoarder’s paradise. Trash and clothes covered the floors, my bed had no…

Mystery Diagnosis

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I struggle not only with bipolar disorder, but with various other chronic illnesses. I have a bladder disease called Interstitial Cystitis aka painful bladder syndrome. Essentially when I am in a flare, it feels like I have a urinary tract infection at all times; painful and frequent urination,…

Sobriety or Lack Thereof

To most, “Sobriety” means the act of being sober. Although abstinence from an activity fits into the mold of this definition, we must analyze why we are sober. According to Psychology Today, “Addiction and remission are about the absence of problems—using or not using a substance.” When looking at remission as the absence of a problem…