Hello readers. If you’ve made it here, then know that I am very very excited! This is my first blog post on a site like WordPress. My purpose in blogging here is to hone my writing skills, explore several topics that mean a lot to me, and serve as an emotional release for all of the goings on in my mind.
If you continue to visit this blog in the future, you will probably see a number of entries relating to mental health. I have bipolar disorder, and have probably had it since I was at least 14 years old. But this will not be a strictly “bipolar” blog. Bipolar disorder is not my whole life. I have several interests, and they too help define me. These include, but are not limited to nature, cooking, dancing, music (particularly classical music), birds, social issues, languages, humor, and travel. I am passionate about all of these things, and also become quite excited to explore other interests and topics that I encounter.
When I was a very little girl, I used to think that I could fly. I particularly believed this when I danced. I grew up in a musical family who got together almost every weekend when I was young. Many members would play instruments. They played mostly jazz, ragtime, and Dixie Land. When I joined ballet, I also fell in love with classical music. The music was intoxicating for me. Sometimes it brought out intense feelings. Feelings that I later experienced in mania, mixed episodes, and even depressions.
In my late teens through 30s I became an avid traveler. Flying all around the world. Soaking in a barrage of sensory “stimulants”. Then suddenly it all slowed down to a crawl in some respects. My body hardly moved, and yet my brain still raced. That is when I truly discovered my love of writing. My dance and flights are now mostly ideas flowing like music. My fingers flittering on my keyboard like the wings of a hummingbird dancing around the flowers. That’s why I decided to call this my bird flight blog. I am a bipolar bird dancer in flight.