Purpose in Positivity

Find the Positive in All You Do

There is an odd/weird phenomenon that occurs with me. You see I have mild OCD and one of the characteristics of OCD include obsessive thinking. Although my case is considered mild, my obsessive thinking is far from it.

As I was laying down, before bed, my mind was racing trying to decipher the madness. When I woke, purpose is what came of a long night of obsessing. This is how I often choose my writing topics. I clearly see a word, in my mind’s eye, in different fonts, floating around. It isn’t until I write about the word before the vision ceases. Weird, right? A gift? Possibly. It depends on how you look at it.

Isn’t that with everything in life? It’s how you look at it. It is easy to fall into a pit of despair and the trend of negative thinking. What isn’t easy is thinking positive.

I’ve read that happiness is a decision and I disagree with that statement because my experience with bipolar depression has proven otherwise. I do, however, believe that positive thinking is a decision. It can be a struggle to find the positive in life but there is purpose in positivity.

As I mentioned above, yes my floating word is abnormal and caused by OCD but I chose to see this as a gift. And that it is indeed. If it wasn’t for this, I would need to seek inspiration for topics. It isn’t an everyday occurrence yet it is an asset.

Another example is my bipolar diagnosis. When diagnosed I immediately viewed it as a burden but since acceptance and the correct medication regime, I have found the positive.

What’s that you ask?

My blog. I began my blog to document my experiences with mental illness and from that came my purpose, perhaps my life’s purpose. I have set out to #stopthesilence and #speakup! in regards to the importance of mental health. My blog is my movement. My contribution. My purpose. My revenge.

Sure, I could be easily be discouraged but I remind myself that others, like James, have made it their mission too. I encourage you to use the hashtags #speakup! and #stopthesilence when you publish a post about life with mental illness. Let’s form an army!

I now challenge you to find the positive in an area of your life that may have a negative impact. Try it.

Does positivity work for you?

Hey Ya’ll!

I would politely like to introduce myself.

I am ‘Eve’

The author behind Revenge of Eve. James has done a feature interview on me that he recently reposted. So you may be familiar with my story.

For my followers that follow James, heyyy!

James has lent me his platform to share my story and my experiences, in my words. That is so kind of him.

For those that don’t know about me, all 5,123 …. Lol, I don’t know exactly how many, of you, I am Candace. I am an alcoholic in recovery; 3 years and 2 months sober, a bartender 😉 and the mother to one amazing teenage daughter. I am a “Southern girl”.

I, like the rest of the peeps here, have a plethora of diagnosis and it is my mission to #speakup!

I am bipolar, with anxiety and mild OCD. Oh … And an alcoholic, making me have co-occurring disorders. My disorders don’t define me but they have been known to get in my way.

I write about life as I know it.

My life.

I am passionate about writing and mental wellness and about stationery. I have recently started the journey of wanting to start a creative business and blog about that on a website separate of R.O.E.

If you are interested in real life writing, I invite you to read, interact and #speakup! (Comment).

I am, as they say, an open book.

I make myself readily available for anyone who is struggling or just needs to talk. You can contact me via email on any three of the blogs I am associated with.

So if any of this sounds good to you, we’ll be chat’n soon.

Always & forever,