My name is Cindy, and I grew up and currently live in New Jersey in the U.S.A. When I was a child (ages 8 -15), my whole life revolved around ballet and music. When not dancing, you could find me riding around the town on my bike, without a care in the world. Daydreaming.
My mid teens were rough. I believe it was then that my bipolar disorder reared its head, but the episodes eventually eased and I mostly flourished at university. It was during my university years that I caught the traveling bug, and since then I’ve traveled to over 20 countries around the world, and lived briefly in Poland and Taiwan.
My bipolar disorder has been an ongoing problem throughout my adult life, but reached its worst a while after my marriage when I entered my early 30s. Since reaching my 40s, my life has been much lower key. In recent years, I’ve helped my recovery through exploring various interests and hobbies, one of which is writing, which I consider the “dance and flight of my mind and my fingers”. I also enjoy nature, animals (I particularly adore birds), cooking, music, travel, languages, humor, social issues, and much more. You’ll see I’ve posted about many of them already, including mental health topics.
My higher education focused on Asian studies (and Mandarin Chinese), Psychology, and English. I’ve never received formal training as a cook or chef, though I consider myself to be a major cooking enthusiast.
I look forward to receiving comments and feedback from others, and following other blog writers. I love to learn new things and how others feel and express themselves.