Life has been both a blessing and a curse. I have bipolar disorder and it often feels like more of a curse than anything else. Some days, I feel so low that it’s hard to find the motivation to show up in life, yet alone find hope.
But, then something shifts. A light bulb goes off inside my head. There is still some hope for a brighter future. It is possible to live with this disorder and still see a future filled with possibilities, joy, and light.
More recently, I’ve been working on self-education about mental health; learning about what triggers my episodes, which medications work best for me, and coping techniques to help manage my emotions - all of which has been incredibly empowering! Taking control of one’s own mental health has given me stability and the ability to take back power over myself - something I thought was impossible before.
I now know that while there may be times when symptoms can make life difficult, it doesn’t mean hope is lost forever. By taking small steps every day and continuing to try, hope starts to become more reachable than ever before!