Monday (finished on Thursday)

This past Saturday I got my second Pfizer shot. I woke up in the middle of the night and my glands were all swollen, my throat was killing me and I had pain all over my body. No fever though. Except for the soreness and lethargy it wasn’t that bad.

Then at 3am in the morning I just got hit with inspiration and went to my computer and started typing out a “fact sheet” about my main character in the trilogy I’m writing. Well the only book I have planned is the first one, but I do plan for it to be a trilogy.

I don’t think I’ll be able to just start at the beginning though. My thoughts are constantly racing and changing and I think starting from the beginning was kind of holding me back.

I think I’m going to just write a chapter at a time and see how it turns out, then put them together during the revising/editing process. I feel like every writer needs to find their own process that works for them. And this is shaping up to be mine.

I figure I’ll try that because I just was not writing, I had all these ideas in my head, but when it came to typing them out or trying to get them down all of a sudden I had no idea what I wanted to say.

In other news, I found a book on Barnes and Noble.com called “Life With Bipolar Type Two: A Guide To Stability” by Eleanor Worsley. It is really refreshing to find a book that’s strictly about BPII. Just about every book on bipolar I’ve read focuses on BPI and kind of ignores BPII, which in my experience can sometimes be worse. Just because those with BPII don’t go full blown manic, we do go hypomanic, which isn’t full mania, but it’s close. However the main difference is that people with BPII are depressed a lot more. I can’t think of the stats right now, the percentage of time someone with BPI spends depressed is way less than someone with BPII. It’s more difficult to diagnose hypomania, which is why many people with BPII end up just diagnosed with a depressive disorder. It’s a fascinating topic to read about and it’s really nice to read about someone who struggles with what I struggle with as well.

I’m also reading the 20th anniversary edition of Steven King’s book “On Writing”. I’m feeling pretty good and creative about my writing, feeling positive that I will figure out the best writing style for me. 🙂

Redoing my room is a way bigger project than I thought it would be. Yesterday I had to move my broken armoire up the stairs and into the garage, I have a huge bruise on my knee. So today I’m hoping to fill up another bag or three of stuff to donate.

Luckily even though I still owe my uncle over $4,000, he let me spend over $800 to get the rest of the things to finish my room. It’s a BIG project. But I am starting to see some progress. I’m tired of living in a disaster area like a slob. And it always happens the same way. I get my room clean, neat, and organized. But then I’ll drop something on the floor or I’ll go a week without vacuuming and before I know it. Everything is just a mess.

I want to add a picture that shows how my brain works, it’s a good accurate meme.

This is an accurate representation of how my brain works now. My TBI also exacerbated my BPII and my BPD, which makes it very difficult at times. Plus my intention tremor makes things more difficult sometimes.

Also, this is how I got my nails done on Monday. I also rejoined Planet Fitness because next Saturday is 2 weeks since my second vaccine. So I can get back into a workout routine, and hopefully lose the rest of the weight I put on during my year in bed eating junk. (That’s a story for another day).

My nails.
My pedicure.

Well that’s all for now. I’m going to try to start making more entries. I’d like to build a bigger audience, especially because I feel I have a lot to say about my life that may help people.

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