What are some positive things of a bipolar person?
What a fun question! Some might be surprised, but I actually have a decent list of things that I find positive about having bipolar.
Creativity – This is common in those who have bipolar disorder. I’ve always had a tendency to lean toward the creative side. In grade school I wrote and drew. In high school I sang and drew. And now that I’m old … I love to write.
Mothering – My 8yr old son has bipolar. I’m not gonna lie, it’s SUPER difficult. Some days are better than others, but having bipolar also has made parenting him quite a bit easier than it would be if I didn’t know how it was to feel the way that he feels. I can understand him on a level that other parents without this illness wouldn’t be able to. I pushed to get a diagnosis when other parents might have denied there was a problem.
Strength – My life has been an uphill battle, one without a top. A topless hill. I’m climbing and climbing and climbing. Sometimes I get a rest, but its rare. But I’m okay with this. I’ve become a very strong woman who can handle just about anything. (Or at least I think so.) I have a totally different outlook on life, one that I can be proud of. And if I didn’t have bipolar, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have gone through some of the things I have.
This website! I’ve met incredible people and had the joy of helping others understand bipolar more than they may have to begin with. If my son and I didn’t have bipolar, I’d have had no reason to start this site. And I love this site. I was telling my husband the other day that I have my priorities and they rank as such …
5. My Website
With everything else falling below it. So I’m thankful for my illness. More than anyone else could possibly know.
And if I didn’t feel like I had the plague right now, I’m pretty sure I could come up with more. Having bipolar sucks. It really sucks. BUT I’m thankful it’s made me into who I am today.