Today is the day!
After I drop my girls off at school, if I make it back home alive (it’s always a risk driving in the school’s parking lot from hell!) I’m planting myself in my freshly organized office. It’s once again time to work on my book Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. I’ll be praying that I won’t relapse before this project is completed. (I relapsed last year, and I cancelled my long-awaited book contract because of that setback…ugh.)
In short, I’m scared.
I have a hundred pages that I wrote well over a year ago. I plan to sit my ass down and review them, but since a lot of that material was written when I was hypomanic or manic, I doubt much of it will be salvageable. At least it’s a starting point.
Since I don’t have much time today to work on my usual, overly long blog post, I thought I’d share a recent Q&A from the popular blog “Bipolar, Unemployed and Lost – The Real Thoughts of a Bipolar Mind”. It’s about, ahem, me.
Check it out, and take a look at Oh Temp’s other compelling posts – you may even want to participate in this Q&A yourself. “You’re Just Like Me” is a weekly feature. You just need to email your answers to the questions you see in my submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh Temp writes in the blog, “We will feature your Q&A! I’d love to hear your experience and motivation to fight this horrible disease.”
I’ll be posting here later this week, and I hope you will check back.
Thanks for visiting my blog – it really means a great deal to me that you’re reading this, and now I’m getting all verklempt but really, I feel honored to have my diatribes read by someone besides me! 😉
p.s. If you are a mom living with mental illness, please visit the brand-new blog/Facebook page “Stigmama”. This resource has been created by Dr. Walker Karraa, a perinatal mental health advocate, author and researcher. To learn about her work visit http://www.walkerkarraa.com.
Stigmama is a “community blog dedicated to women’s experiences of stigma regarding mental illness and motherhood.”
Stigmama is seeking blog submissions and you can find contact info. at the link below.