My name is Amy. I am 30 something am not married and childless, which does not bother me at all. I have a man that I love, I love children, but I am positive that I do not want them around me all the time.
I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 about 10 years ago. I have struggled my entire life with this illness and still do. The only difference now is that I now know what is happening to me. I have wonderful medical and psychological care right now, and my medications are a good combination. I have to say that these days, even though I still go through the ups and downs, I am hopeful and I am learning how to recognize the signs of coming episodes and generally becoming more experienced living with the disorder.
This blog is a combination of me expressing myself and clearing my head, sharing interesting information, and spreading awareness of mental health issues. I have particularly little patience for those who perpetuate stigma surrounding mental illness. This is a personal blog and I do hope you enjoy it.