Oh, hello again, bipolar

Comfortably Numb Since I’ve been regularly medicated for the last 3-4 years it’s become easy to forget what the “battle of bipolar” can really truly feel like. I exist somewhat regularly in my day-to-day activities so I don’t notice the bipolar disorder too much. I occasionally resent the fact that I have to take pills…

What Happens When You Find Your PASSION

NINE YEARS of “The Infomercial Fail” Ya. All. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be acting in crystal clear clarity while I go forward in my goal of empowering my fellow offbeat creatives. And this isn’t bragging. It’s been a good NINE years that I’ve been slowly stumbling toward this realization. PAINFULLY…

Runway to Hell

In the entrepreneurial world there’s this lil thing called a “runway”. The runway is the money you’ve saved to get you from quitting your day job to the day that your entrepreneurial endeavor is bringing in STEADY and SUPPORTIVE money. In theory, you should probably have like. . . 6 months worth of paying ALL…

Explaining Bipolar Disorder in Two Easy Steps!

Were you recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and you’re not sure how to explain it to your friends and family? Or maybe you’ve been managing your bipolar disorder successfully for some time now but you find you’ve got to tell your new romantic partner why you’re bringing a bag full o’ prescription bottles on your…

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – Either Way, It’s All in My Head

I feel like those of us with mental health issues are constantly chasing normalcy – in whatever form comes quickest at times. Sometimes we really buckle in and do the hard work through therapists and psychiatrists – but sometimes we’re weak, or we get laid off and our health benefits expire. Ya know, fucking life….

Farewell, 2017, you were. . . you just were. (part II)

Where did I leave off? Ahh yes. . . August. . . (part I) August. . . Nothing terribly exciting happened in August. I kept up with physical and mental health therapy. Thanks to the mental health therapy I was better able to navigate the hiccups of early relationships – or at least, the hiccups…

Farewell, 2017, you were. . . you just were. (part I)

Dear 2017. . . Where do I even start with you? You brought us number 45 which has been a dark circus of epic proportions. January. . . I started mental health therapy because I wanted to try to start dating again and I had some baggage I needed to work through. I was also…

The Last 97 Days of Jessie Doing Life

Ohhhhh heeeyyyyy, guyyyyssss. . . It’s been 97 days since my last post! That’s almost 1/4 of the entire year of 2017. A lot’s been going on and I definitely have tons to write about (and have been getting on myself for NOT posting about!) but ya know what? I’ve been living! And thanks to…