I am simply a woman making my way through life… living with several mental health issues.
For the last 31yrs I have endured crippling depression, and the ever brutal Bipolar disorder… along with several comorbid disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder, general Anxiety, and Panic Disorders.
This blog, as well as the last, was created with the same goal in mind… helping others struggling in life… a written testament to show others they are not alone in their struggles with mental health.
Lets inspire one another!!!♥
I do plan to share content from the old blog here at the new and improved thebipolarmuse2.0 (as I affectionately call it), but not everything will be transferred over. While the other was about my journey… it had a “darker” feel to it… a ruthless anger that had taken over, permeating everything… and these days I believe positivity would be better suited to share.
I want new followers, and my oldie but goodie followers to recognize the changes in life that have taken me to a new place. A place where darkness is not the primary subject matter.
I want to share my newfound love of life, living, pursuing my passions, and share my hope…
I have learned so much over the last couple years that sparked much change in my life… and with the help of my soulmate, healing has taken place. I have learned that true, selfless, passionate, kind, yet challenging love can truly make a positive change in ones life. When love is intense… shared without fear… challenges your cynicism… and one chooses to bring down those walls built over time in an effort to protect the heart… this love, combined with finding your passion… there is no ‘break’ in the heart, or crushed spirit that cannot be healed.
It takes work… just as anything worthwhile takes much work, determination, and persistence… but healing can happen. Love CAN be felt. While loving others, I’ve found an intense form of immersion therapy for me that has challenged what I use to believe about love, living, and thriving! I want to share this all with you!!!
I hope you continue to follow along my journey. Allow me to be that beacon in the darkness… to help you see that you are not alone in your struggles… I promise to you, you most certainly are not alone.
As you press forward through your own journey, refer back here for inspiration, for a moment out of that darkness that makes life seem unbearable… come here for relief from that darkness, even if it is for a short moment… lets share this journey together!
Because even that short moment in the warmth of the light that is there for us all, growth is occurring… not only growth, but “HOPE” becomes easier to find. Hope has a place in our lives, an important place… as it is able to push away that darkness and help you to find the spark you have always had… it was simply hidden and difficult to see.
Find your passions, and discover HOPE… find your spark that brings you back to life… from a spark you can build a blaze! Believe in yourself… learn to love YOU above all else… for when you truly love yourself, you find an inner peace you never knew existed… and when you have learned to be comfortable in your own skin, and love YOU, life falls into place… loving others selflessly brings amazing growth on a personal AND spiritual level (even for those not ‘religious’)… and it heals! If it heals you, imagine what it may do for those in your wake… ones sorrow and joy certainly has a ripple effect.
We may struggle, and we may seem to be tortured souls… but WE get to choose how to live, to thrive, to make a difference in our own world while inadvertently helping those around us.
Life is beautiful… share that beauty… ♥