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What Is There To Lose?

I saw this picture as I was scrolling through the Facebook Newsfeed for the Musings of the Bipolar Hot Mess Facebook page and it really hit home.  I went to post it and started to write a small caption.  Well, the small caption turned into a really, really long caption (shocker!  Who would’ve thought that I would just start rambling …

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Hot Mess’ Tips on How To Improve Your Focus and Attention Span

I know it sounds silly, but there is a game called Bingo Blitz that you can play through Facebook and download for your smartphone. To help me increase my focus, I started off doing one Bingo card at a time each round, then increasing to two. The callers call at the same speed regardless of how many cards you have, …

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Bringing in the New Year Hot Mess style!

Every year at this time, December 31, we have the tradition of making New Years Resolutions.  You know, things we want to do in this new year to better ourselves, like working out more.  So for the first few weeks of January, the gyms are all packed to the max, then as February rolls in, the crowd starts dwindling, and …

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I’m NOT all glitter and unicorns you know.

Sometimes, you realize that everything turned out to be nothing you ever could imagine it would and get so low you can’t get out anymore. That everyone else is going on and living life the way you want and should be, but you aren’t because the physical pain and emotional pain has you frozen and you can’t move. Have you …

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****The Bipolar Hot Mess Seeks Personal Assistant!!!***

This person will be not just motivated, but MOTIVATIONAL, energetic, and patient.  They must be able to communicate well with others and be able to give step by step instructions if needed.  Should be punctual, but job may require long hours sometimes.  Must be able to keep calm in a crisis.  Knowledge of bipolar disorder is helpful. Also helpful if …

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Trying To Be Everything

I’m tired. Tired of what you ask. Tired of trying to be everything to everyone. Tired of trying to do everything for everyone and tired of acting like I can do everything for everyone. I’m tired of everyone expecting me to do everything for them and getting upset and making snide comments about me when I can’t do everything. PEOPLE. …

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Dear Friends, I suck.

Dear Friends, Yes.  I admit that I have become a shithead lately.  I have crawled into a cave and found myself a nice cozy blanket in there.  No, it’s not warm in there.  No, it’s not fun.  No, I don’t want to be there, but it has become my self preservation and coping mechanism.  If I just stay in the …

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Graduating From Therapy! *from the archives*

From the Hot Mess Archives! Yippie! I am FINALLY graduating on March 20! I am so glad and feel such a sense of accomplishment. However, I am still sad. My parents, bro and sis are going to be there, which is awesome, but there is one person that I want to be there, that isn’t. They have to work. Its …

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Ahh yes. I forgot. I’m Really A Doormat!!!!

Ever feel like a doormat? Like everyone is trampling all over you, using you to wipe their wet shoes, stompin off the snow, and just when you think it can’t get any worse, someone comes wiping nasty shit all over you. Well, today is the day ladies (and gentlemen if this applies. I am not gender discriminate!) to declare what …

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My Birthday Post – If you don’t think you make a difference, just wait!

About 7 years ago, I was released from the psych ward and sent to a full time, partial hospitalization program to continue my therapy in learning how to handle and manage with my new diagnosis of bipolar disorder.  Four months later, I began law school in the evenings and continued to go to the therapy group, but I was now …

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