My Weekly Wrap-up 11/27 – 12/3

It’s been an interesting week for me. I went through a panic attack almost every night this week, My anxiety is at high levels, I saw my psychiatrist with a positive outcome, I continue to have issues with my computer, I found a faculty member at my school to sponsor my screenplay for a student screenwriting competition, and I am looking at alternatives to combat my anxiety with a service dog.

All in all its been a week to remember, and I’d rather forget some of the moments. So let’s look back at the week and what this blog had to offer.

My Third Honest Post

At the start of this week I wrote a new journal piece that is a part of a series entitled My Third Honest Post. In this piece, I explored what I have learned since starting my blog over three months ago, and I thanked all the people that have made The Bipolar Writer possible.

Overload

In this blog piece, I analyzed some great information about the causes of my social anxiety tied to overloading myself with school and my writing. In this piece I compare last year at this time and how similar my issues now parallel the present. I really focused on the “why” in this piece.

An American’s Obsession with Korean Pop

Okay, technically this piece wasn’t written this week but it was a fun one to write so I wanted to share it. I am a huge fan of Korean Pop and I am learning Korean as my New Years resolution.

How I Write When Things get Muddled

It’s interesting that I was able to write so much considering my anxiety levels this week, but this was piece was special to write about because I talk about how, when I am deep into the darkness of my depression, it is imperative for me to keep writing. Even when things are muddled in my mind.

How Social Anxiety is Changing my Life

Social anxiety is a major issue in my life and one that, over the last two years, has really kept me from doing the things I love like going to a movie or just being in the general public. Not leaving my house in the winter time has been a common theme, one that I need to work on in the coming year.

Light in all the Darkness

This post was after my appointment with my psychiatrist in which I had little faith in the time leading up to the appointment. But I put my faith in a higher power and everything turned out okay. Sometimes light gets through the darkness.

My Love for the Game of Baseball

This was just a fun blog post about my love for baseball. I am not all about doom and gloom with my anxiety and depression. There are other sides of who James is as a person.

My Last Suicide

This blog piece opens up about my last suicide attempt in 2010. I talk about different aspect of this last suicide attempt including my “for the last time” moments. Suicide is always a hard subject to write about but I do feel better afterward. I did mention in this post that I thought suicide was a selfish choice, but to clarify I mostly mean in my own life. I still stand by that statement, it is selfish to leave behind people that love you, only my opinion.

My Thoughts on Group Therapy

I wrote this as an opinion blog piece and I was surprised at the number of people that agreed with me about how group therapy just isn’t for them. I also had a few people praise group. I think its a decision we all have to make in the end.

So that is my week in review. A lot of great information was shared this week even with all my struggles.

I wanted to end with a note for all of my followers who have donated towards my new computer. Thank you so much! It means the world to me. I am still short of my goal but I am working hard to reach that goal. If you can help me, you are amazing. The link is below. If you can’t, I hope you can still enjoy what I have to offer on my blog.

Here’s to a great week for my fellow bloggers!

Always Keep Fighting.

J.E. Skye

Photo Credit: Green Chameleon

If You Can, Please Support My Blog

The Bipolar Writer and this blog will be going through some major changes over the next couple of months. I am looking to expand what this blog does on a daily basis. I am asking for any donations from my fellow bloggers to pay for equipment (a laptop) to help with the issues with my current computer. Great things are coming and any little bit helps. Have a happy holiday season and a merry Christmas.

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5 Replies to “My Weekly Wrap-up 11/27 – 12/3”

  1. Do you think holidays trigger your symptoms more? I’ve noticed that I can’t sleep again and I get panic attacks just thinking of having to go somewhere. Everywhere I go it’s super packed and I rather just stay home. I seriously hate this feeling. I hope you get well.

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    1. I am starting to think that, considering my anxiety, depression, and insomnia got worse last month I think when it got colder everything changed and symptoms increased.

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  2. Interesting to hear you mention the service dog! This is something I looked in to as well. The cost (in this country) and the hoops to jump through to get one made it unattainable at this point for Me … but it looked like a brilliant idea and I had figured it would give Me some of my freedom back!
    I hope it works out for You ! 🙂

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  3. I’ll be praying that God provide the funds you need to buy the things you need and want good man. When I am able I will certainly make a love offering.

    Thank you for the difference you’ve made in my life in this short time period we’ve connected.

    Grace and peace.

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    1. Thank you. That means the world to me. I ask too much of my fellow bloggers but a struggling writer not having a working computer complicates life. Thank you for your prayers.

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