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BipolarJim71

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I'm a writer and getting my first book published. I also play the drums in a hard rock blues band. Those are my 2 creative qualities. I seem to enjoy them more during my manic highs though.
 
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I always want to write when i'm high, i want to write a book of some kind and this has been a theme for years now. That's about it though apart from my baking, i can create amazing meals but wouldn't want to do it professionally, too much pressure, i get joy from taking my time, it's therapeutic too.
I used to be that way too. But I ended up becoming a dad and husband pretty quick. I'm a writer as well and I'm getting my very first book on the market. You can do whatever you want....I'm just saying that "gettin' high" is uncool, even though your'e reading my words here in thread. Ask any recovering drug addict how,why they got high all the time....and then ask how awful it is to get clean and stay clean. Seriously though drugs will [email protected] up any dream you have. Ask me...I'm a recovering addict celebrating my 6th year staying clean.
I started using at 16 and I'm 44 now. Yeah.. That makes me qualified to educate others who use drugs.
Ok...I'm done ranting now...sorry
 
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Bipolar disorder has been slightly romanticized by its association with creative types, but many sufferers’ experience of the illness is far from glamourous. Patients report getting to the point where they can’t function and sometimes need to be hospitalized, especially if they don’t take their medication as prescribed.
 
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yes you are very correct....

there is something wonderful about us...
 
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this ....what you did...

is an accurate representation of the pain those and those experience
 
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I used to write for a kind of fantasy-wrestling league about the rise and fall of this tag team and I swear I won more titles that anyone around. I don't know if it was the mania, but I felt like my best work was done while I was at my day job going a thousand miles a minute. The funny part was I've read posts saying I was the by far the greatest of the genre, even though my characters went through the same highs and lows I did.

Then I wrote a fun movie tie in one Christmas eve day for a little-known movie called Silent Night, Bloody Night. The guy wanted to publish it, but he became a born again Christian right after and that ended that.

Beyond that, I finally picked up the pen (well - keyboard) last fall after easily 10 years of nothing, banging out a quick little story to see if anyone would even bother to read it. One girl listed it as a "favorite" and I was almost absurdly gracious.

Bipolar is huge in my big, weird family. Mom's an painter, Dad is a retired paperhanger with many of his work still in the major hotels in Boston, I have many nephews that work in art, so it's not all for nothing.
 
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white16

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I like to write, sing and play piano :)))
 
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white16

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I am a mixed media illustrator :) I graduated with a BA (HONS) in Art and Design and hopefully taking up a MA in Art Psychotherapy. Art is my life, it helped me through my mental breakdown - if I didn't have my art, I dread to think where I would be now.
nice!!:)))
 
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white16

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I have written short stories, philosophical diaries. I have sang jazz and po, and played classical and pop music. From classical I love Debussy:))
 
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Because of that can-do attitude we all experience in that high, I ended up being involved in martial arts, writing, painting, drawing, photography, ukulele, and guitar; I also furthered my obsession with the piano and math.
 
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BipolarJim71

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As I've said before in a previous post from awhile ago, I'm a writer. Here's on writing I did while on a super manic high:

"THE RAGE INSIDE"

Sitting here with my adrenaline slowly rising.
My heart beats faster, my thoughts aren't surprising.
Beads of sweat descend from my body like raindrops on a window.
My fists are clenched with psychotic anticipation, I'm ready to blow.
Now I'm prepared for anything, just make your move.
This isn't personal.
I have nothing to prove.
My eyes see red, tunnel vision setting in.
Targeted on my mark, let he violence begin.
Not seeing or hearing anything but your provoking tone.
Don't take another step, just leave me alone.
My warnings are taken lightly, like a mere minor threat.
Never underestimate my words, for you'll regret.

Suddenly.....
Everything fades to black
I've slipped out of my own mind.
Will I ever come back?
James Nielsen 2012
 
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When my psych experiences began I gained a compulsion to write. There were points where I was writing and I didn't have a clue that I was writing. I like to say "I was writing while I wasn't looking". :) Between Thanksgiving of 2009 (when the first 'peak' took place) and 2012/2013 I ended up with well over 1,000 pages of writing. The epiphanies that were flowing into my mind as it was racing were so much so that I was unable to speak more than 2-3 words before forgetting what I was saying/writing. I began writing one or two word notes to remind me of the thought so I could write on it later.

I found it very interesting that while I was in the manic state I could rhyme and write poetry. Prior to the psych experiences beginning I was not a writer, except as a technical writer for work.

One of the other things that I truly enjoy is drawing. Interestingly enough, while I was in that manic state and during those 3-4 years that I mentioned, I was unable to draw. I could no longer draw as I used to and it was devastating. Over the last 5-6 months I gained back the ability to draw again. Yippee!!! :clap:

BipolarJim: I really like the poem that you posted (above). It is a very insightful look into the mind of one going through a manic period.
 
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I am an artist/photographer have been for years, but I've become stuck....due to the medication...I think it's the abilify, which for other reasons I'm going to try to get off of...because it's been since I got on it that I never feel like doing anything, but normally I paint, draw, do photography...I love art and being creative....
 
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I do a lot of writing in a freelance capacity anyway, but I've always found a solace in writing poetry, and although they tend to be very dark, it also releases some of those thoughts that can't be expressed in any other way. I've also seen others mention about writing that novel...I've had the synopsis of one, with character progressions and chapter planning on the back burner for a while, one of these days I'll make enough money from the day job for me to be able to focus on writing that novel. Not today, not tomorrow, but maybe soon... :)
 
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As being a perfectionist too with all the other **ite, I do housework excellently and my garden. 🎭
 
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