emo_wallaby (emo_wallaby) wrote,

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I am not bipolar.

To be honest, I'm not that surprised. For one thing, I was aware of my symptoms, and a lot of people with severe psychological issues are not aware of them before they get serious.

I have, however, begun seeing a therapist, which has helped me immensely. Of course, I can't share any specific details (I assume confidentiality policy works both ways), but I'll at least share this: I was told that although I show signs of having a mood disorder, it is not severe enough to be diagnosed.

I am very thankful that that is the case. I was never really interested in taking medication or getting treatment for a Big Scary Psychological Disorder--because then, I would be hiding a medical problem from my family and friends, which is a lot tougher than hiding a couple of neurotic tendencies.

I'm going to try to lose weight over the summer. I'm spending it at my parents' house, because they seem to think that college students are required to do that by some unspoken law. To be honest, I'd prefer to stay in my apartment, but maybe the boring environment at their home will goad me into getting more creative projects done.

I have decided to try my hand at making my own clothing. Something I have never done before, unless you count bed sheet togas and duct tape skirts. We'll see how that turns out.

Thank you, audience. I may post over the summer, but it is not likely to be very often.
Tags: being bi, emo-ness, life and stuff

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