Artist and Author of
Hi. My name is Tommy. I have struggled with depression and anxiety intermittently for as long as I can remember. I also have ADHD and bipolar disorder.
I had my first full blown manic episode in the summer of 2018. As the mania ramped up and my mood elevated, I quit my good-paying job of 15 years. That summer was one hell of a rollercoaster ride.
At the end of the summer, I quit drinking alcohol. Over the next few months, my elevated manic mood dropped off. I slipped into the worst major depression in my life that winter. I was hospitalized and this is when I was diagnosed with bipolar 1.
The next two years proved to be the most difficult time of my life. I was full of shame because I couldn’t undo the decisions I made during my mania. I just couldn’t get over it. I was so ashamed of myself.
Life is a lot better these days though. It isn’t perfect by any means, but I am trying my best. It took a while for me to get back to being a somewhat normal functioning human. It took a lot of work dedicated to balancing my mind. I don’t know how I survived it all, but thankfully I am still here.
Well, that’s me. I’m just another human like you, but with bipolar, of course.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts and browsing my art.