Staying on the ship

Here’s my quote for the day “I’m not the captain of the ship, but I’m still on the boat!!!

Ok, so it’s not my quote… I read it somewhere, in some Christian book… But I like it!!! And it’s so true, don’t you think??? I can’t control my bipolar all the time… I can’t always control my emotions or actions… Sometimes I feel as though my bipolar has a mind of it’s own… It’s the ‘captain’ of my thoughts…

But I’m still a crew member!!! I don’t just give all the power to the captain… I take care of my bunk… I scrub the poop deck… You can say I’m the ‘cockswaine’ (the captains right hand man) I’m not going to let bipolar take me down to Davy Jones’ Locker!!! (Ok, so I Googled some terms…)
Anyways, my point is, that I’m not giving up!!! Just because bipolar controls my brain, doesn’t mean it has to control my mind!!!
Well, that’s how I feel when I’m strong… I’m trying to feel that way all the time… Does anyone else struggle with staying on the boat???

5 thoughts on “Staying on the ship

  1. I understand what you mean. I think I feel like captain of my ship who has to deal with a mutinous, trouble making second in command who has a lifetime contract. If we go overboad we go together. So it is a constant battle of wills, me being the good Captain, taking care of the ship, making sure we’re vaguely on course and have provisions for the long haul. Then,this deranged 2IC questioning, arguing, going on strike and staying in bed all day, who takes up way too much of my energy. But the alternative? Hand the ship over to that maniac? Never.

  2. I like your post, Sammi, and here’s another one for you. “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

    I do struggle with staying on the boat. Every day I have to be mindful of the things I do to make sure mania doesn’t set in. That’s why I keep my life in such a tight order. My ship is so tightly organized that I try not to let Bipolar on the ship. But it comes on board every now and then and I have to breathe and kick it off. I’m still learning why it appears. But I do understand.

    Great post, and I think you’re doing a great job!

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