This blog was originally designed to be titled “The Lithium Diary’s”. Then it was going to be “Things I Have In Common With a Super Villain”. (thank goodness I didn’t go with that….)
The reason I chose not to go in that direction was simple, but profound to me. To me it’s about defining myself. That’s what this journey to “better-ness” is going to be about.
I’m not just Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
I’m not just a guy on medication
I’m not just Adult ADHD
I’m not just a fan of comic books
I’m not just a person with hydrocephalus
I’m not just a husband
I’m not just a passionate sports fan
No one thing defines me as a person. I’m all of those things, and a ton more. We are ALL many many things. I didn’t want the title of my blog to handcuff me into posting about one thing. So yes, there will be lots of talk about Bi-polar Disorder, and ADHD, and books I like, and sports and (gasp) comic books!
But that’s not all. This blog is to be about my journey from very unhealthy (mentally) to very healthy. It’s a day-to-day process. My therapist wants me to “own” my good and bad traits, and “own” the disorder that I refuse to allow to define me.
That’s what this is, too – it’s me taking ownership. Of my mind, of my health, and of my depression. It’s not going to go away. Neither will I.