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Zephyr
December 3rd, 2009, 07:26 AM
It's taken nearly a year,
But I feel as if I've finally turned it all around.
Haven't had any outstanding depressive or psychotic episodes in a while.

This time last year,
I was having a terrible case of rapid cycling.
I lost my job because of it,
Had to move back in with my parents,
Excessively self-harmed to cope,
Stopped taking my meds,
Basically felt like the scum of the earth,
Since I had let myself down so bad.

I can remember it all so clearly.
I could write a long story; But
I won't bore you all with the details though.

It feels good to have control over my life again.
As much as I do miss living at home,
I feel so much more confident in myself,
Now that I've had my job back for 6 months,
Living in an apartment again,
And most importantly,
Having my moods in check with updated medication,
And regular therapy sessions.
I've re-gained my self-respect, which is a huge part of recovery = ]

There are a few certain people from here that I'd love to thank,
For being supportive all the way through this,
And then some.
I'm proud to call you guys my friends.
I don't need to name you guys off,
You all know who you are <3

Kaleidoscope Eyes
December 3rd, 2009, 07:44 AM
That's so awesome, Steph. :hug: You're a great example of someone who's really worked hard in order to overcome some serious obstacles. I know how debilitating Bipolar Disorder can be, and I'm really happy to see how well you're doing. That sounds like a lot of progress for one year, too; congrats!

Whatever you're doing, keep it up!

Sapphire
December 3rd, 2009, 09:17 AM
Congratulations!
What you've done is not easy and you have every right to be proud of yourself!

theOperaGhost
December 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM
That's wonderful, Steph! :hug:

Beautiful Obsession
January 25th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Awhh Congratulationsss Babeee :D x