The extraordinarily ordinary moments in-between mental illness exist – I promise

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

But it does get better. 

Some parts of our lives are really hard, really dark, and when we look back it’s kind of like reflecting on what a long winter felt like when you’d go months without being able to remember what it felt like to feel your toes and fingers because it was so cold, and the sunsets were never there and the sun didn’t make you feel warm and everything was dry and icy-

But it does get better. 

And you won’t see it coming: you won’t notice it happening, the thawing – you won’t notice every day how you’re starting to hum to yourself again or how laughter is coming more easily than it did before or how you’ve started noticing sunsets and feeling sunshine again. 

You’ll just be sitting on your couch at 11 am on a Wednesday listening to traffic and…

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4 thoughts on “The extraordinarily ordinary moments in-between mental illness exist – I promise

  1. Your words hit home. I too have bipolar 2 disorder. Mine is more manic depression and slight mania. However, I get what you are saying. All of a sudden its like the clouds in my head lift and I feel like myself again…even if its just for a short time. It can and will get better at times and other times it feels like there is no hope. Everyone has to remember though that there is hope, people to talk to, etc. People do care. Im here if you ever are in a cloud and need to talk 🙂

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  2. This is such an amazing depiction of depression. I hate depression, and I struggle to accept that I suffer from it, and on my bad days it feels like it will last forever, and on the good days I think I’ll be happy forever. But you’re so right, the good days do come and they’re almost sweeter because of the bad days.

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