what i learned from sylvia plath

“I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.”   ―     Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath I recently became interested  – obsessed, really –  with Sylvia Plath’s story. Sylvia Plath was a (bipolar) poet and novelist born in Boston in the 1930s and […]

God and bipolar disease

I feel slightly irresponsible about romanticizing about my manic experiences…but I guess I’m gonna do it anyway.First, I love the self-confidence that comes with the territory – if only it would last. I also enjoy the way my brain fires so rapidly –  I feel intelligent and insanely creative. I even have a sense of humor when I’m manic – for those that […]

side effects

My mania lasted at least 23 days this time around, according to my mom.I was so relieved to be discharged from the hospital Tuesday before last. I thought that things could only get better post-hospital. For a couple of days I felt pretty good, but I was released still in a manic state. Apparently, I wasn’t done wearing down […]