One of the most confusing things for me, with my Bipolar condition is to remember my limitations. And be ok with them.
Sometimes I am Superwoman! Sometimes I can do anything! Maybe an hour later, or a day, or a week, I am greatly limited by emotions and/or physical issues. I can become emotionally paralyzed. I can be bedridden for days or weeks or sometimes months.
I have learned to be really careful with commitments. It is disheartening to have to “quit” or back off after being sure that I can do something. I cannot predict the future for myself.
I have not been working for years because of my disabilities, but even helping a friend with babysitting, or committing to volunteer activities is tough.
When things do work out and I feel good it is wonderful!
Now that Spring is in the air, when I feel well enough, I take a walk with my husband and my dog. I have tried to go by myself with my dog, but that doesn’t last more than a day at a time!
More soon on this set of topics. Lots to discuss!
Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry