Word Salad

For the final day of the blogging contest I started 30 days ago, the challenge was to make a word cloud. I’d seen these on other websites or used as avatars, and wondered how on earth people created them…..now, thanks to a site called WordItOut, I know how it’s done.

And so for the reader’s enjoyment, here is my first attempt at the art: a ‘word salad’ as it were, made up of terms associated with my affliction. The patterns—just like the course of the illness itself—are irregular and almost random, with words of different sizes and colors. IOW…..a perfect metaphor for my life as a person with bipolar disorder.

WordItOut-Word-cloud-226337

To be continued…..

Published by bpnurse

I'm a retired registered nurse and writer who also happens to be street-rat crazy, if the DSM-IV.....oops, 5---is to be believed. I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder at the age of 55, and am still sorting through the ashes of the flaming garbage pile that my life had become. Here, I'll share the lumps and bumps of a late-life journey toward sanity.... along with some rants, gripes, sour grapes and good old-fashioned whining from time to time. It's not easy being bipolar in a unipolar world; let's figure it out together.

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