Life gets intriguing when a page turns and a new chapter begins. I recently found out that I was successful for a temporary appointment working in mental health as a Project Manager and I start next week! It feels seamless, as if this is exactly what is supposed to take place next in my book. At times I find myself feeling 'guilty' as I flip through joyous pages, as if I do not deserve to be this happy. I guess when I see so many unhappy in the world, I often wonder why I get the blessing of being content? I am finally beginning to understand that I can enjoy my happiness and instead of being guilty I can herald those feelings into being grateful. I have been going through some significant life events and changes, and I notice that my moods are stable and I am not skyrocketing on an emotional roller coaster. Although I cannot control what I am going to feel, I can quite often determine how I am going to react to the situations that arise in my life. I have noticed that as time has changed things, so have my choices. I don't believe that we are simply rats in a maze but our choices have a profound effect on our life's path; however, I am remain cognizant that not all things are in my control and certain events are cast for us to take part regardless of our desire to deny them. I often wonder where my life would have led without the diagnosis. Would I be taking on this great leap in the mental health area in my career? Would I have chosen to specialize in mental health for my Masters program? Would I even be the person I am today possessing the same hopes? Dreams? Would Bipolar Babe even exist? No matter my path I am assured that within darkness, loneliness, or despair there is a long-term plan that I am not always aware of and I remind myself not to get too caught up in the events of the present and realize there is always a bigger picture. On a lighter note! I have big plans for Bipolar Babe which includes a fundraiser in the Fall, an awesome event that you won't want to miss! I am excited to share with you what has been happening and how I intend to grow the project. I also want to thank you for your support. *HUGS
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