Can we talk about something?
What’s the hardest part of your manic episodes?
For me, the hardest part of my manic episodes is the transition out of them
My body picks up on it before it officially happens.
Meaning there are countless days where the smiles you see projected on the outside is nothing more than the results of an internal war.
My mind tearing itself apart, begging for a few more days of self care, light, loving others, and letting others love me.
It’s gritting my teeth at things I’ve not let bother me for the past month start to slowly make my skin crawl again.
It’s an extra 45 minutes in the bathroom trying to stop crying at the reality that I’m losing grip despite holding on with all I have.
It’s the realization that I’ve spent money on new business ventures that I most likely won’t have the will to continue by the time the items come in.
It’s the 30 day trial of this new facial routine I bought, which is actually working by the way, but knowing I’ll never finish it therefore never seeing the final results
It’s the heartbreak of knowing that my happiness is attached to a time limit that I have no control over
It’s the worry that my loved ones will think I’m a fraud, because well I guess I am.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been this shell that cares about the body it carries
I’ve been outgoing
I’ve been brave
And so how do I explain the upcoming silence, ignored texts, etc
It is starting over again and again and again
Hoping that even through the countless times you’ve seen me fall
You notice that despite it all, I’ve always gotten up again.