I can honestly say I’ve never felt so good. My husband says he’s never seen me so happy. This is nothing short of amazing. At this point, I am only on two meds for my bipolar disorder: Effexor XR and Seroquel XR. My sleep is better, my awake is better. Life is great. For anyone who has doubts about the power of good mental health care, they need only look this far.
This month I’ve been spending time with family and friends. I spent a weekend down the shore, which gave me the chance to see my parents, my cousin, my uncles, and my parents’ closest friends. I have had some time to relax at home with my husband and my cats. I have had some afternoons hanging out with my girlfriends.
I had deleted all of my social media in July, but I broke down and got back on Facebook a couple weeks ago. I felt like I was obsessed with it when I deleted it, but then I began to feel I was missing out on keeping up with people. It’s sad, but Facebook has become the easiest way to keep in touch with the people who matter most to me.
I started the Theology Masters program at Villanova a little over a month ago. My class is small in size (only seven of us) but the subject is super interesting (to me), and I’m really learning a lot. I never had a strong foundation in moral philosophy during my undergraduate years, so I am at a little disadvantage, but I like the challenge. With a focus on ethics, we are reading about the philosophy of Richard Rorty, John Rawls, and others. I expect I will walk away with a much better handle on my own positions on many contemporary ethical issues. I am just enjoying the chance to be here and study things that can enrich my life.
Happy Fall! And thanks for reading!