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The road to success: Follow your dreams… then wander away from them.

In goals, introspection, tips, work on July 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Last week, I thought about all the lofty goals and dreams that I’d had as a child.  Out of 83 major aspirations I had before I turned eighteen, I’ve completed just 3 (graduating from college, traveling to Europe, and getting the dumbest traffic ticket ever).

You don’t have to do any math to realize that 3 out of 83 is a terrible percentage.  Going strictly by the numbers, I’m something of a total fucking failure.

Dream fail.

Look beyond the numbers, though, and you’ll find that nothing could be further from the truth.  My life is amazing, and I have those 80 unrealized dreams to thank for it.

Sometimes, leaving your dreams behind is the best move you can make.

Dream not fail.

Confused?  Read on.

Hypomania and me: I am confused, I am indestructible.

In bipolar, hypomania, social anxiety on September 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

Last week, I was thinking about how my bipolar disorder used to cause me to face huge swings in mood, and how strongly these swings changed my “identity”.  The late teens/early twenties are generally considered the phase of life wherein people “find themselves”, and it’s usually quite the struggle. As someone who is bipolar, that struggle was all the more difficult because my identity just refused to ever stabilize.

I’ve since found a medication regimen that works well for me, and I’m fairly stable now.  Trouble is, the stable point is not what most would consider a normal mood; rather, it’s a hypomanic state.  I’m hypomanic right now, and this current level has lasted for about a two months now (incidentally, it’s what drove me to start this blog).

What follows is a brief description of my life when hypomanic.  So, if you’re curious as to what hypomania is like, or are yourself bipolar and are looking for something you can relate to, read on.

5 reasons to stop giving a fuck and just be yourself.

In introspection, life crises, social anxiety, tips on August 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Last week, I was thinking about how much my words and actions are influenced by what I think that other people will think of me for saying/doing them.

This week, I realized that all that is bullshit.

Here are 5 reasons why we should all stop wasting our lives trying to win the approval of other people and just start doing whatever the fuck we want:

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