Learn to Love Yourself in the Alone Time

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I have spent the last several months going to work and going home. Not much socializing. Sometimes once a month I would go out if invited to something. I was trying to save money. And I was trying to work on myself. I went to counseling and did other activities to pull myself out of… Continue reading Learn to Love Yourself in the Alone Time

The Best of Me

“You gave me the best of me, so you’ll give you the best of you,” are the lyrics to “Magic Shop” by Korean pop group BTS. I have been listening to this song over and over because I keep thinking about these words. Sure, it’s not the most eloquent phrasing but I think that they… Continue reading The Best of Me

Never Wrong.

My name is Bailey and I am defensive. I am defensive in a way that gets me in a lot of trouble. Something that took me a long time to do is admit fault. I would say that this is one of the biggest improvements I have had since my diagnosis. The medication didn’t make… Continue reading Never Wrong.

A Decade Mental Health Reflection

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10 years is a really freaking long time. Looking back I think this may have been the most transformative decade of my life because so many monumental things happened. I graduated from high school and college. I got my first part time job at Wendy’s (a fast food restaurant in America) and first full time… Continue reading A Decade Mental Health Reflection

My Healing Journey

At the beginning of the year my number one goal was for me to work on healing myself from the inside out. I had put my own inner healing on hold for a long time. I had pushed down the most painful memories of my childhood in hopes I would never have to think about… Continue reading My Healing Journey

Belittling Myself

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*This post is a combination of processing and asking for input from my fellow bloggers and readers.* Today my boss came up to me asking if we could have a chat. My heart sank a little bit thinking I was in trouble but I wasn’t. She brought up how I project my work to others,… Continue reading Belittling Myself

Why I’m Thankful for Hitting Rock Bottom

Four years ago was when I hit rock bottom. I was sexually assaulted and that experience broke me. I was drinking everyday not wanting to deal with life sober. I was eating all the junk food I wanted because I didn’t want men to look at me anymore. I stopped caring about myself and everything… Continue reading Why I’m Thankful for Hitting Rock Bottom

Having a Mental Illness as a Kid is Tough

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I truly believe that I was born anxious. I had serious separation anxiety as a baby up through most of elementary school when I was away from my mom. This lasted for way longer than it should have for a normal child. As a kid, at least in my experience, I didn’t have the brain… Continue reading Having a Mental Illness as a Kid is Tough

A Birthday Reflection

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Yesterday I turned 26 years old. I had an absolutely wonderful day spent with my family and my boyfriend. There was nothing lavish or anything but it was time well spent and I felt appreciated by everyone. One of my love languages is quality time so getting to spend time with the people I’m closest… Continue reading A Birthday Reflection

Reflections on my Mental Health – 2018

2018. I can’t believe that we are already here at the end of another year. I grew a lot this year in my mental health, and I have seen the fruits of writing The Bipolar Writer blog. This mental illness life is never easy, but I am glad where I am at with my illness.… Continue reading Reflections on my Mental Health – 2018