Why am I
I am here because since I was a child I have struggled with severe depression. I lived with a mother that had similar issues and was really moody, you never knew what was gonna happen next. She was very hard on me and my brother, she could really cut you to the bone with a few words. We grew up thinking we were horrible kids and that we made her life miserable. It really wasn’t us at all, there were several factors to her being out of control. Bad relationships (one after another), working several jobs at one time, taking care of both me and my brother, a husband and his two kids. Managing a home with large animals, example Horses, Cows, Goats, you name it we had it, but I think most of all it was the abuse she suffered as a child and her depression.
I am hoping that my summary of my life is helpful to others who may be suffering the same type of life and the same type of illness. In my 30′s I was diagnosed Bipolar 2! Yes I said in my thirties but it all began many many years earlier. As far back as I can remember I was depressed, didn’t know why I was here and living. It was after I had my first child I knew something was wrong this behavior wasn’t who I really was inside. I was not going to do to my children what my mother did to me… so off I went looking for help from my doctor…
I am a Single mother of 2 beautiful girls (12 and 15 yrs old). I am writing about my life with Bipolar 2 disorder. I have had a life long struggle and hope to share what I have learned and my happiness now! Its been a struggle but I am happy to say I have arrived at Happiness!
I am also now a partner at LeanOnUs.co! Friendship and Support is our main goal! We don’t claim to be experts just caring people to lend a hand.
I hope my writing is interesting as I have never written a blog till I wrote a guest blog on Jason’s Spina Bifida Journey. This is a blog that is written by a very kind thoughtful man and is worth a look at! He has great people send in posts and he has his own about living with Spina Bifida. Thank you Jason for the inspiration! Also a twitter follower @KathleenLeGrys got me thinking directly about a blog. Thank you guys!
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