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My name is Stephanie and this blog is about my journey. Perhaps the title of my blog is a dead giveaway BUT in case it isn’t I’d like to clarify that I have Bipolar; Bipolar II to be exact.
In all honesty that’s not a fact I’ve disclosed to many people. Why?? you may ask…Quite frankly it’s because I generally find there is a stigma behind the word bipolar. I’ve heard countless jokes about cats being bipolar, ex’s being bipolar, bosses being bipolar.. basically anything that disagrees with what a person wants in that moment as being bipolar. Am I pointing fingers? No way! Up until I had my diagnosis, the very word BIPOLAR had a negative connotation in my own mind. Heck! Even when I was diagnosed with it I had to catch my breath because I thought my life was over… lo and behold it was the exact opposite. With the proper diagnosis of having Bipolar II my life finally began.
Another reason I’ve rarely disclosed that I have bipolar is because I’ve always wanted people to see me for me; not as some girl whose every reaction is a resultant of her being bipolar.
I am Stephanie and I HAVE Bipolar I am NOT bipolar. I am not the sum of this mental disease, I am an individual who chooses to live every single day regardless of it.
I have chosen to write this blog because I am not ashamed and I love myself exactly how I am; bipolar and all. This blog is the perfect opportunity to show “me” for “me”. I love life and all the opportunities it holds for me, and perhaps I can inspire you through my stories, tips and passions to see and discover you own rare beauty and potential. I want to show, inspire and build confidence within individuals who have Bipolar, those who know someone with bipolar, and individuals with absolutely no bipolar connections.
I hope you enjoy the journey to happily ever after with me.