I Went to a Podcast Show “Alone”

Why I Don’t Do People I am an introvert.  If you have been following my blog, you know how I feel about “peopling” and all that good stuff.  I am not a fan of people.  I don’t like people.  People are rude.  People are a trigger for me.  With that said, you saw from myContinue reading “I Went to a Podcast Show “Alone””

Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy”

I Don’t Know MUCH BUT… I do know that therapy should be a bit more tailored to the person that is receiving it. The last time I was at Southern Maryland, I wasn’t as knowledgeable regarding psychology. I was obtaining my Associate’s at the time but I just think that there is so much moreContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy””

Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 2): Getting to Know Other Patients

Finally Getting Roomed When they made the decision to keep me, I was kept in a room with a TV watching old movies and Law and Order: SVU. I kept asking when they were going to take me upstairs and one of the techs asked why I wanted to go upstairs so bad (I wasContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 2): Getting to Know Other Patients”

Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)

Back Again Okay, 12 years ago, I had to go to Southern Maryland Hospital for getting extremely triggered by my father and cutting the tendons in my hand. I talked about it a little in The Story of My Mental Illness. Well, I found myself back at the same hospital although it is now Medstar SouthernContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)”

Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch

Sometimes it’s best that I don’t look at the traits or qualities of people that have bipolar disorder. I sometimes use it as a crutch or an explanation for some of my irrational actions or lack of motivation. But how do you tell when your actions ARE a direct result of your mental illness? BipolarContinue reading “Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch”

An Introvert’s View of Quarantine Life

When they first told me about a quarantine and having to stay home, I was like “Well, I do that anyway. Cool. Now I really don’t have to see people or have them try to hug me.” It was all good for a while. But then…. They Closed my Starbucks Maybe once or twice aContinue reading “An Introvert’s View of Quarantine Life”