Family get together part 1

So I am leaving out on a family reunion. Eek. Can I just say I’m so nervous, anxious, and excited. Sometimes families can be a stressor. Mine is sometimes. I just recently got diagnosed with bipolar disorder and some of my family members dont know how to take it. They dont understand it. Sometimes I dont understand it myself.

So how am I gonna ease these feelings? By listening to music, painting, and surrounding myself with people who love me.

I have my medications ready to go. I have everything in order for this trip. Yet I still feel all those things. So what us eating at me?

Well, first off, I do not want to have mental breakdown due to the mental overload I’m about to get. And secondly, when I am around my family I am very, very manic and then I crash hard. The crashing is what I’m afraid of. What if I crash and have a mental breakdown because of it?

I just have to remember to breathe and take it easy. Take one thing at a time. I’m so sorry if this post is a little scattered. I’m scattered myself. But thoughts, concerns, comments?

#bipolardisorder #pennyforyourthoughts

6 thoughts on “Family get together part 1”

  1. Dont worry u will b fine and if u have to leave just to get a break that’s fine I may just leave with u and we can go to the strip and walk it or whatever but dont forget u have ppl that is there with u and have ur back so we got this love ya

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  2. My best advice, if you do happen to start feeling overwhelmed or just an off that you know isn’t okay, talk to whoever you trust the most there and maybe just take a minute or several for yourself. You got this Keshia! You know yourself, maybe you don’t fully understand yourself, but listen to you and what you’re feeling and I believe you’ll be better than okay! 🙌🏼

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I just have to remeber to breathe. I’ll be blogging the whole time so I’ll keep everyone updated on how the trip is going.


  3. I hope that your family learns about bipolar the more you learn about it. I hope that they will be fully understanding and supportive. But in case they are not, it sounds like you have an awesome self-care toolbox (listening to music, painting and surrounding yourself with people who love you) that will help you through the manic, the depressed, and the crashing in between. I was diagnosed 2.5 years ago and am always here to talk ❤ xox

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