I read a post at the International Bipolar Foundation’s blog today and thought, “WOW, this guy is talking to me. He knows precisely how I feel!”
What I overlooked is the fact that I wrote the article a few weeks back! I just plum forgot. That happens to me all the time.
Not that I’m saying I’m some kind of Pulitzer or Nobel writer. No, I know I’m not an AWESOME writer. Although — I Know I ROCK!!! But that’s a tic caused by my medications.
Nevertheless, when I get into that creative writing mood, I write from my heart. Many times my brain doesn’t always get the memo on what I’ve written.
Does that ever happen to you?
Are you living with Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Schizophrenia or Social Phobia? Or a host of other mood disorders or brain “dis-ease”? If so, then you are a peer.
In my world, you are more than a peer. You become a fruity-delicious and juicy PEAR! Bursting with empowerment for recovery.
What makes peers ready for recovery? Pear fruit ripens with age and needs sunlight and water to grow. You could liken this to the “Age of Understanding” our diagnosis. The sunlight would be shining a light on our diagnosis, and we grow as “peers” with knowledge. Sometimes, we are bitter like an unripened pear. This could be due to the mental health system or from other factors that are taking the joy out of finding recovery. It happens to all of us.
The key is not to let the outside world affect your main goal as a peer, which is to find the sweet nectar of your life and feast upon it!
Jump on in the salad bowl of life and let’s make a fruit salad. No nuts allowed, just PEARS (peers).
To my fellow peers in the path of the tropical storm/hurricane, I wish you a safe ride through this beast of a storm off our coast. We’re currently experiencing the calm before the storm with Isaac on our doorstep. It’s starting to rain and the wind has picked up. The clouds are wildly whipping around and things are deteriorating.
I’m watching Florida Governor Rick Scott talk on TV,; yesterday he declared a state of emergency and now they are putting resources into place. In our area, the biggest concern is rain and wind.
The storm is moving west and looks like it will be a category two hurricane when it hits land late Monday or Tuesday. What does all this do to my mood?