About Me

I am the fierce superhuman alter ego of an otherwise very well mannered woman. You can call me Colly. I’m probably wearing pajamas as you read this regardless of the time or day. More importantly though, I’m secretly (I hope) an absolute !@#$%^& mess.

My super power is bipolar 1. I experience the highs of mania and lows of crushing depression. I am almost never what can be considered normal. I tend to be extraordinary to the extreme on either side of the spectrum, terrible or fantastic.  I can’t figure out what balance is even, let alone try to implement it.

My family is super important to me. I am the mother of 3 babes, LA, RJ and FP. I also have five siblings, eight uncles, three Eileens and a serving size of nuts ( About one hundred I’m guessing?. Both the amount of nuts it’s appropriate to eat and the exact number of family members I have are unclear ). I will celebrate absolutely anything.  I sing terribly and crochet well. Also I’m a witch.

Given these factors and characters, my life is undoubtedly entertaining. I often think to myself “this can’t be real life,” but it always is. That is why I’ve decided to help end the stigma of mental health and bipolar disorder, educate all you neurotypicals, and share with you what I deem the less embarrassing parts of my life right here. This blog is currently a baby. If you have any ideas or feedback, please help.

41 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I forget to let you you o love your opening blog is. I love the way you worded it & how you just bring truth to bipolar.
    I hate not having much family, but enjoy many friendships that are family to me.
    Anyway, have a good day my friend.

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  2. I have a few family members and friends that have dealt with being bi-polar most of their lives. They don’t let it stand in their way for doing what they’re passionate about. And from the sound of it, neither do you. It seems to me that you’ve got a great sense of humor and way of looking at things, and I applaud you for coming to terms with who you are. There are still a lot of people out there trying to figure that one out, which makes for interesting conversations. Take care!

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  3. You have a wonderful way of wording things. It’s difficult to make our condition hilarious but you managed it! I sympathize with a lot of what you said. I’ve tried all sorts of medications, meditation, yoga, exercise, changing my diet, nothing has worked. Still forging ahead and doing what I can. Good luck. 🙂

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    1. I’m also BP1 and mostly experience long episodes. I had one experience with rapid cycling and it absolutely was hell. But isn’t all of this honestly? I was diagnosed 16 years ago and rarely find people that were diagnosed longer than me. It’s great to see someone making it work years later. Thank you so much for reading!!


  4. I love your blog post because it is hard to live with an existing disease that people can not see. Yet they will say things like you look good. Yes, I am hot aren’t i !! lol You have an incredible sense of what is factual and real. I like that a lot. I have been fighting heart disease, cancer and blood clots for over 22 year and a half years. Currently about to be taking my third Pain Course which helps us live with chronic Pain. I can relate to how you feel Colly my beautiful witch friend. Keep positive and smile until you fall asleep !!

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  5. Thanks for following me. I am really a newbie, but have a lot to say-I think. I understand completely from where you come on the bipolar disorder. I too am bipolar II. Balance if a fragile thing, isn’t it? High and low, low and high. Getting into your blog and enjoying it immensely. Thanks!

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