Bipolar Roller Coaster – WEEE!
Today is day five after quitting my nineteenth job since college. When I was in my twenties, single and on the bipolar roller coaster, I quit a lot of jobs simply because I liked the risks involved and did not care about the consequences. My mental illness created a thrill for job hopping, lust for the challenge of conquering an interview and the excitement of starting all over again. However, as I look back at the jobs I had as a paralegal and a middle school teacher, my decisions to quit were not out of thrill seeking. I was leaving those careers so I could take care of my mental and physical health.
The Fruit of the Spirit Trumps Bipolar Roller Coaster
I have had mixed responses recently when I told people I have bipolar. I get that. Normal people do not think mentally ill people are “normal looking”.
To keep me somewhat stable, of course I am on a medicine cabinet full of pills. I also see my psychiatrist and psychologist on a regular basis. I am so blessed to have the Holy Spirit within me. One of His fruit is self-control. If I did not have the Holy Spirit, I would probably be divorced, homeless or in jail. THANK YOU GOD FOR YOUR GRACE!
What is next on the Bipolar Roller Coaster?
I really want to be a freelance writer. I want to continue my mission with Life Conquering full time. Life Conquering exists to encourage people with a mental illness through my journey as well as teach others about mental illnesses and to tear down the walls of stigma.
Send me an email describing a time when the Holy Spirit helped you be loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, gentle or self-controlled. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.