The Up Side of Bipolar

Being diagnosed with a mood disorder (that’s what we call it because my psychiatrist doesn’t like the words crazy, nut job, or spun) can be overwhelming.

There’s med changes to adjust to, emotions to figure out, and a new diagnosis to accept.

But along with that stress comes some really awesome stuff that people rarely write about.

I know! You’re all like, “what? You’re high!”

You’re right, I am, but I’m also telling the truth. Bipolar mania is where it’s at.

*Now this is where I have to do the whole disclaimer telling all those serious people that this is tongue in cheek and don’t take me serious and write mean comments about how your mania isn’t fun and you stay awake at night, and you can’t focus, and you’re agitated, and you think I’m insensitive for writing this because I know that side too and I’m choosing not to write about it right now. Also? I don’t suggest everyone run to their doctor and be diagnosed with bipolar because they think it’s awesome.

Right. Now then.

To the marvellous bits.

1. I can clean an entire house with a magic erase in an hour. My bathroom would take your breath away (I should Pin that shit).

2. My clothing, jewellery, and shoes coordinate beautifully, and it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m up all night putting outfits together in my head. The compliments I receive only further solidify that mania makes me gorgeous

3. And it’s easy to plan an outfit when every piece of laundry is clean and put away!

4. All of my files and to do lists at work are caught up and I’m on to next week’s projected reports because I eat lunch at my desk. Who needs a break when there’s work to do?

5. Our house smells of delicious dinners, fresh veggies being chopped, and new menu items being created.

6. Every song that’s played on the radio is my favourite

7. It’s never too late to plan a road trip, to go for a visit, or to go for a walk – it’s beautiful outside!

8. Conversations are enjoyable; at the store, at the gas station, on the phone, at work, in the park, on a bench, near a fence, with a wrench….

9. The creativity and ideas are flowing and I should become an inventor

10. The blood is flowing, the pheromones are going, and … hmm… where is Brian?

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22 Responses to The Up Side of Bipolar
  1. Nic
    July 15, 2012 | 10:31 pm

    Love this! I love more that you choose to find the positive in something that is difficult and scary at times! You look at things different and choice to enjoy it! I also enjoy your crazy very detailed thought out inventions 🙂 I have some awesome stories!
    Just remember to stop and breath 🙂
    You are fabulous for sharing this with others and don’t worry about the “people” who will say you shouldn’t write about this! Yes you should! See the positive!
    Nic xoxo

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 21, 2012 | 7:04 am

      thanks Nic, you’re a wonderful support to me. love you

  2. Mark
    July 16, 2012 | 7:27 am

    You’re so lucky! ha!
    Love, m.

  3. Amber
    July 16, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Pin Your Bathroom Baby!!! Pin it good. 😉
    I’m glad that you are seeing the positives of things.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 21, 2012 | 6:55 am

      its not as clean now. Sigh

  4. Mrs. Jen B
    July 16, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    Love to you. That’s all.

    And if you wanna come clean my bathroom, the key’s under the mat outside.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 21, 2012 | 6:54 am

      LOL keeping my own house clean really does frustrate me

  5. Robbie
    July 16, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    I love that you can embrace the “perks” of bipolar.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:27 pm

      I can’t wallow forever. Gotta look on the bright side.

  6. Lady Estrogen
    July 16, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    Every song is your favorite- haha. Awesome.
    If you need to work out some extra energy, you can magic erase my house too!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:25 pm

      Not every song.
      I will never like a Taylor Swift diddy

  7. Laverne
    July 17, 2012 | 7:42 am

    You have been told lately of your awesomeness? No seriously. Your embrace of all of you leaves me in Awww. I know know I realize some of this… most of this was tongue and cheek but a lot of what you wrote about is the mania that has made some very talented artists amazing. I truly enjoy the perspective you take and share. You don’t sugar coat the really tough stuff and do not shy away from really writing what you think but then you also write this and hie us all a whole other insight on bipolar in a way only you can. Oh and did I mention I have three bathrooms that need cleaning and oh I love new dinner menus. When should I come over?? -LV

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:24 pm

      You’re comments always make my day.
      Thank you so so much for your friendship and your support. It’s always nice to know that there are real people reading my words who care.
      You’re are one in a million. xo

  8. Amber
    July 17, 2012 | 9:40 am

    Also because I find you totally awesome I nominated you The Versatile Blogger Award. You just rock like that you know.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:21 pm

      Thank you so so much! Love you!

  9. Julie
    July 17, 2012 | 11:31 pm

    With a wrench. Hahahahahha.

    You’re still sassy as ever.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:20 pm

      I felt like Dr. Suess must have felt when he was making all of his rhymes that would one day become history.
      I guess you could say I was making history.

  10. Kimberly
    July 18, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    When I went hypo I tried to conceal it and use it to my advantage. I scrapbooked the shit out of everything.
    Ask me where my dog is?
    He’s glued to a page and tucked away on a shelf.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:11 pm

      When Kim’s Brain’s a Snappin’
      She be a Scrappin’

  11. Leigh Ann
    July 21, 2012 | 8:35 am

    Ask me how much I love this. Go ahead. Ask me.

    I know that it’s odd to say that you’re seeing the “bright side of bipolar,” but I’m glad that I see a little bit of you shining through in here. Because you’re hilarious and you deserve to be happy.

    I’ll go now so I don’t get in the way of those pheromones.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 22, 2012 | 5:01 pm

      It means so much to read that you see the old me shining through!
      More than you could ever know.

  12. Lyla
    January 16, 2013 | 9:23 am

    pheromones are a bipolar thing? i thought i was just suddenly super sexy?

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