Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Hi there, I’m J.
I’m a late 20-something living in Toronto, Canada and I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in my early 20s. I’ve gone through many ups and downs and though I still struggle quite a bit, I have also learned a lot about myself and my illness and I want to help others who are going through the same struggles I did.
Things are far from perfect in my life but I have developed some strategies that help me be more even-keeled more days than not. I hope to share parts of my life with you that I’ve never had the courage to speak about publicly before and I hope we can create a small community of similar minds that can help each other.
I’m a very introverted, private person (as I’m sure you can tell by my name) but at my core, I understand that I should let people in because isolating is probably one of the worst things we do. I believe that Bipolar Disorder is isolating enough and we don’t need to do it to ourselves even more because we may feel guilt and shame due to our illness.
I think this is a good intro for now, but as time goes on I’ll open myself up more and more to you guys. If you have any questions about me or my background, please feel free to reach out to me privately via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading so far and have a great day.