About this blog
This is a blog I made to share my experiences with Bipolar Disorder. I hope that it can provide some insight and maybe even help to others.
It’s more-or-less anonymous because I’m terrified of my work learning about my diagnosis and deciding it’s a liability. I like my job and want to keep it.
If you are a coworker reading this and you figured out who I am, please do not fire me. I’m doing the best I can!
I live with Bipolar Disorder type 2 (aka bipolar 2 or BP2), generalized anxiety disorder, dyscalculia, and probably some other stuff. When my mood is elevated I feel compelled to make stuff - physical things, art things, music things, code things, blog things.
After years of living with a diagnosis of “depression,” I finally got a diagnosis that made sense. Since then I have worked hard and am doing pretty well. Of course, due to the nature of the illness, things are always changing, and it’s always a struggle.
You can read about how I finally sought out therapy here.
I work in tech, live in the Midwest, and have a million hobbies.