My name is Kel and I have bipolar disorder. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana with my husband and my cat. We moved to this dynamic city over five years ago on a whim after I completed my master’s degree back in Texas. This city is very culturally dynamic and there always seems to be a party happening around these parts–not just during Mardi Gras. Bottom line, I know what it means to love New Orleans…
My life used to be go-go-go all the time and I was eternally optimistic and trusting. It was difficult for me to find fault in people. That is until I had my mental break. Things have changed dramatically as far as my approach to life and I am a more well-rounded person because of it. I tend to hold back and observe a little more before stating my opinion. I don’t make friends as easy as I once did, but the few real life friends I have are keepers. I am excited to add an online community to my friendships. I think finding support from afar will also be a great contributor to my recovery.
Everyone has his or her own struggles, as I have mine. I believe in listening to each other in order to reach a common understanding. I like living in reality, rather than with my head in the clouds. It is harder to live in reality, but it is necessary to really survive.
Likes: puppies, kitties, cheese
Dislikes: roller coasters, bigots, raw onions
I am glad you are here!