You know, after having this blog for a couple of years I should probably write an about me page.
I’m an 19 year old teenage guy residing in the gloomy city of Seattle Washington in the far upper left corner of the USA, but i’m currently studying in Salt Lake City Utah. I take part in multiple activities including, but not limited to, photography, occasional shitty writing, making self depreciating comments, and the typical mood swings that anyone with rapid cycling bipolar 2 deals with.
“Ah thats why he blogs”
Yes I blog because I have Bipolar 2. I have been putting up with this bullshit for about 3 years now but have only recently been diagnosed and have started to get help. I originally started this blog to try and vent a little bit as the intrusive thoughts in my head were driving me insane. I was then also able to meet some other people who were also dealing with mental illness and going through the same crap as I was. Being a teenage guy with a mental illness is incredibly isolating. While having a mental illness in general is incredibly isolating, men especially are supposed to just suck it up and always be strong. That societal standard can make it extremely isolating, at least it does for me. While I still do feel incredibly isolated and alone in this battle, I am finally beginning to come to terms with my diagnosis and am beginning to realize that this is something I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. But I will deal with it. There is still a long way to go and plenty of battles to fight with my illness but hopefully I will be able to overcome them.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy my scatter brained ramblings that are typically found on this blog.
Bipolar 2 Rapid Cycling
General Anxiety Disorder
Did I miss anything typically found in an about me page? Let me know cause i’m not sure if I left anything out.