Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The number one motivator in my life right now is getting our family healthy and on the right track. Not only is that the motivation for every decision I am making, but it is the entire focus of life. It is time for life to start looking the way I had always imagined. The really cool part.....? I actually do get to live my dream life. Who would have ever thought that was possible? How many people get to honestly say that?
Daniel is on the path to health, I am as close to being healed as I am going to get, and now we are in a "new chapter of life" (as Daniel's psychiatrist described it Saturday). We are learning how to handle day-to-day issues in the way responsible woulds without the lens of depression or hypomania (or in my case trying to balance these views and still face life as part of a couple who is married and needing to make decisions together). We have a LONG road ahead of readjusting. We've always kind of lived in a reactive state because we were constantly readjusting to Daniel's mood swings. Now we can actually make plans, follow routines, and have expectations for stability.