Friday, August 04, 2006

The easiest thing in the world... to be smart-alecky and cynical and snide and jaded. It's hard to keep your heart open. (Fannie Flagg)

Apparently there are two camps. Why, guys?

Camp One: take some time, get better.
Camp Two: What? Stay at work!

I don't have the energy to explain to Camp Two, unless you are my mother. (Who really does understand.) So take a couple weeks off and I'll see you in three weeks. Otherwise, we may say things we'll regret. We may have already done that. And I'm sorry. I am. But I do not have the brain cells to rub together to explain the basics of mental health practice for people with Bipolar II. I've been here before. I know what the landscape looks like. And believe me, this is the best landscape I've seen in the eight years of my diagnosis. But it's still pretty bad.

So what I need:

To check out, a little bit, yes.
To clean my apartment.
To spend time with friends.

I'm sure y'all have friends that have dealt with this. If you don't understand where I'm coming from, talk to them. Because if you talk to me, I may get all cat-fighty on you. It's true. I'm sorry, I really am.


Eileen said...

Hey - I'm glad you're taking a break!!! I hope you enjoy it - you are an amazing person and I am so excited to continue to get to know you (in person) even more! :o)

Norah's said...

I wish you well and hope you do what you want to do or what you need to do or maybe nothing at all. Oh what I would give for that.
Thanks for sharing

PJ said...

SL- you don't owe anyone an explanation. You are an adult and can make your own decisions. If people have a problem with that then it's their problem not your's.

Amy said...

Take a break, enjoy the time off, we'll be here when you get back.

Liz said...

Take care of yourself.

bobbie said...

i'll be praying!

Carolyn said...

I hope your break is exactly what you need to recharge.

Badger said...

What PJ said! Take care of yourself, you know what you need.