"I've been using Manic Depression as an excuse to give up
I should be using it as a reason to try harder"
Have I been doing this?
There are a lot of things I dismiss as being unreachable to be, beyond my mental capacity - too stressful and likely to cause an episode. But if there's anything I learnt writing my personal statement for the nursing degree it's that I have to work harder.
Rather than shying away from things, I need to gravitate towards them... things people wouldn't expect me to do, I want to do.
Bipolar may be my decision maker... but it needn't be a restriction.
What an epiphany.
How often do we all do this though? Shrug off a suggestion or ignore an opportunity... only to beat ourselves up about it.
Perhaps the lesson here is not to let anything limit you.
Perhaps we should all try it on the edge for a while... it might just lift you higher than you've ever been.