Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Standing Up... with hope against this Madness

I am on the go again, after that very disconcerting episode with depression.

I am trying to normalize my life. I hope this long holiday will give me the opportunity to imprint a new mental map and habits that I can use to minimize or all together eliminate the impact of depression in my life.

I am aware that I have a lot of work to do in this aspect.

I actually don't care how much work it will take. I will prevail upon this madness that has taken control of my life.

So far, I have finished one major task I listed to do.

I still have more ahead of me, but the most imortant one that I have to undertake is an assessment of myself, so I can properly plot out a strategy to mitigate the impact of my Depressive Phase.

I find this part exciting. I hope to be ready with this "management plan" by New Year.

No, it won' definitely be a set of New Year's Resolutions. It will be the unMethod to the madness that has gripped and characterized my whole life so far.

I have no other option but to succeed.... because I must, and should succeed.

1 comment:

wildfire said...

hello jerome,

Glad to read about yourself.

I have self-diagnosed myself bipolar after going down with MAJOR depression and given mood stabilizers and anti-depressants. I have long stopped treatment due to my ignorance (big reget NOW). I though it will cure itself (my condition) until I began reviewing my life and found traces of bipolar disorder II characteristics ever since i could remember. I have since accepted I like call the 'asthma of the brain'. Its chronic and needs life adjustment just like ordinary asthma.

I am a free-lance IT professional here in Davao City.

Is there anyway we could keep in touch? I would really like to do volunteer work and perhaps create (lead?) a bipolar support group in Davao/Mindanao.

- driven2much