Who I Am With Bipolar 1 and ADHD

Having Bipolar 1 Disorder is not funny. It wreaks havoc with my life and has done this since I was sixteen.  I have been a mess. In 2013 I made a huge change when I moved into Oakland, CA, and in 2018 to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

I have an amazing husband that I have known since 1993 and his steadfastness, warmth, and support have allowed me to find a life that is true to myself and grounding at the same time.  Because of this, I don’t take offense to the humorous side of Bipolar 1 and ADHD. There are often times when I just don’t click with life. I can be the life of the party! You may just have to scrape me off the floor the next day. Learning to live with Bipolar 1 and ADHD is a huge challenge.

I would like to start with some quotes that make me laugh. They are so sad, but true. And, when thought about, they can capture me perfectly. I’d like to attribute them to someone, but perhaps they were just all written on bathroom stalls.  You can find more on my Pinterest account Ria Talken Writes

“Accidentally punched myself in the face while trying to pull my blanket up & if that doesn’t accurately describe my life, I don’t know what does.”

“I never know if I actually have free time or if I just keep forgetting shit.”

“If you see me talking to myself, I’m having a staff meeting.”

“I hate when people accuse me of lollygagging when I’m quite clearly dilly-dallying.”

“Sometimes, I shock myself with the smart stuff I say and do. Other times, I try and get out of the car with my seatbelt on.”

“Don’t bother walking a mile in my shoes, that would be boring. Spend thirty minutes in my head, That’ll freak you out.”

“My mind is like my internet browser. 19 tabs open, 3 of them are frozen & I have no idea where the music is coming from”

“Sometimes I wonder what happened to the people who asked me for directions.”

“Some days I amaze myself. Other days, I put my keys in the fridge.”

“I’ve got 99 problems and 86 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that I am stressing out about for absolutely no logical reason.”

“When one door closes sometimes you want to get a hammer and nails to make sure that bitch stays shut.”