We Walk Among You

We might not let the world know but we walk among you We are your caregivers, your teachers, creators, lovers, entertainers We walk among you We tell you that everything will be okay when our world is falling apart We walk among you We dry your tears and listen to you so that you canContinue reading “We Walk Among You”

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”