Being bipolar reminds me of the weather. Sometimes it’s so beautiful outside that you can’t help but feel full and on top of the world, delighting in every moment. Other days the storms are so bad, you stay inside scared and tucked away wondering when it will pass. You then have your overcast days where it’s just sorta dull for no reason; it can last anywhere from an hour to multiple months and you’re desperate to see the sun again - just for a glimmer of hope that this too shall pass. And it will. And it does, sooner or later. So, for you unipolar humans: you know how we can’t control the weather? Well sometimes we bipolar humans can’t control our moods. It is out. of. our. control. Just how everyone adjusts their lives according to weather, what with rescheduling plans and events, putting on their rain shoes and rain coats and umbrellas, staying inside to cozy up and binge some Netflix - so is life being bipolar. It’s unpredictable, yes. A lot is out of our control, yes. But we’ve all learned how to navigate if you’re driving during a storm - heck, sometimes you just gotta pull over and wait it out altogether. The longer I’ve lived with this bipolar 2 diagnosis, the better I’ve educated myself and learned through trials how to best manage the ups and downs, the rain and shine. One thing is for sure, just how the rain teaches us to appreciate the shine, my lows teach me to cherish the highs. AND just how some people even dance in the rain, I’m learning to find little moments of comfort even in the not so pleasant weather. Learning. Listening. Sometimes sitting it out. Growing so much. I’m thankful for this random rainy day today that has allowed me to reflect and share.️ .
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