These weekly wrap-ups are always good for me because it marks the end of one week of The Bipolar Writer blog and the start of another. I spend so much of my week organizing what I will write that it is important to look back, and see how my journey unfolded. So, with that, here is this week’s weekly wrap-up.
One of the biggest things of this week is that I started to receive the responses from the first group of feature article participants. I have completed one feature which goes live in the coming week, and I am about half way through another. For those who haven’t received questions just know you are on the list and will receive them in the next group. I am in the final week of my current semester, and super busy, but in my winter break, I will be writing full-time on the features for my blog and my memoir.
So here is what I talked about on blogs this week.
In “Changes” I talked about finally finding balance with my medication and specifically my Ativan and Seroquel. It took finally getting through to my psychiatrist that changes needed to be made. This post really reflects just how bad my anxiety particularly at night had really made life hard, but a change in medication helped stabilize my life in a positive direction.
This blog post was a feature article I wrote in a journalism class earlier this year, and I wanted to post it now to showcase my feature writing experience. If you have followed my blog for a while you know my obsession with Korean culture, but I have have been equally obsessed with Japanese culture and anime since I was a kid. This article is a small glimpse of a major influence in my life.
Not every day is good in the life of someone who is Bipolar. It goes without saying that even with the good days, there will be days where everything goes wrong. In this blog post, I talk about a single day and how everything that could go wrong, did. I did learn that though these days happen, there is always tomorrow.
I have always strived to be honest here on The Bipolar Writer blog, and that will never change. In “Things Better Left Unsaid” I talk about how, as open as I have been on this blog, there are still things in my past that I have trouble discussing. Eventually, one thing in my past may make it here on my blog, but I decided on this blog post to at least dedicate a single chapter in my memoir so I can sort through this particular topic. It will take time, but for now, I will always be truthful in what I do write about here on my blog,
This is the beginning of a series that will make its way to my blog over the next few months. I have a playlist on my iTunes with the specific purpose of songs that change my mood when I am depressed. So, I decided to share these songs and what they mean to me. Music has always been a major part of how I get along every day. In my life three things are always certain, music, writing, and coffee.
I can’t believe I have already written seven parts in this series. “My Social Anxiety Life” was the first series I ever decided to write on this blog. In this blog post, I talk about the future of what my plans are for dealing with my social anxiety. One of my New Years resolutions is to finally once and for all find balance in my social anxiety. I have major travel plans in 2018 and I know there is a lot of work ahead of me to conquer some of the triggers of my social anxiety.
This small post just breaks down my pseudonym James Edgar Skye. It gives insight and the thought process of choosing my pen name.
It was a surprise when I looked back on the last couple of weeks in my log that tracks my depression and anxiety every day on a scale from 1-10, that a trend was happening. It is a very basic scale, but it gives me a chance to rate where I am at every day. I discovered that since the beginning of November (when I peaked at a 9 in the first week of the month) I have seen a steady incline in my depression, a rare feat during the winter time. Looking at logs from last year at this time I was at an 8-9 level every day. It’s nice to see myself at 3-5 most days, which means I manage my depression better.
What a week. I am always amazed that, despite the fact that everything seems impossible every Monday, that things end up working out. I blogged almost every day, my school work is up to date, I’m excelling in my classes, and I worked on my memoir. Right now I am all for moving forward.
Always Keep Fighting
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Please Help me Publish my Memoir
I have finished the first draft of my memoir “The Bipolar Writer,” and I have decided to go down the self-publishing route. If you can donate anything towards my goal, it would mean the world to me. Those that give will get a special mention in my memoir on a page dedicated to those that made my memoir possible. Thank you in advance!