Hello ~ I’m a fiftysomething retired nurse and writer who also happens to suffer from a nasty little mental illness called Bipolar 1 Disorder. Actually, I don’t always suffer; in fact, some parts of it are pretty cool…..like when I get a lot of energy and stay up half the night writing heavily metaphorical essays on life, love, sex, death, and other matters of consequence. And every day is FABULOUS and I love EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD and everything I see is MAGNIFICENT!!
When I’m not soaring, drowning, or otherwise battling BP, I enjoy the company of my family and the five fur-kids who rule us all. My late husband and I have four beautiful grown children and six even more beautiful grandchildren. In my “spare time”, I’m a site guide for the world’s largest nursing forum and a moderator at a San Diego Chargers fan website. However, my priorities are God, family, and working to reduce the stigma of mental illness. It is my hope that in some small way, this blog will help the cause along.