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Photo taken by Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II a little over two years ago. It threw her for a loop and disrupted her life in many ways. She is not where she expected to be, but can honestly say that she is finding peace about that. The peaks and valleys have taught her a lot about life, friends, family, and more importantly… herself. She’s adjusting to a new normal (or more accurately, lack thereof) and finding great release, support, and escape in the blogosphere.
About this photo: This picture was taken on a recent long bike ride, taken immediately after a therapy appointment when I was advised to “make myself do the things that tend to make me happy.” Anyone who deals with or witnesses depression has some idea of how hard it can be to do anything, whether or not it is something we usually like. But I do tend to find, as on this ride… it’s worth it. It’s all about inertia. It’s so hard, sometimes it seems impossible, to get going… but once I do, I find joy and relief almost without fail, if only for a time.