Hi there and welcome. The hardest part of the beginning of any endeavour is knowing where to start. And sometimes when to stop. But that’s a tale for another day. So let’s start with a little bit about myself. My name is Squirrel. Have suffered my entire life with uncontrollable mood swing with no understanding of why. Until my wonderfully amazing therapist mentioned bipolar. And a light went off. Eventually. I fought the idea for a few months but after researching it I couldn’t deny the truth anymore. And thus a very late understanding was achieved.
I learned that some of my favourite artists suffered from bipolar. I was now keeping company with some of the greats like Shelley, Byron, Woolf, Van Gogh, Plath, and Poe to name a few. This got the old squirrels in the brain turning. What is the connection between art and madness? A huge one, as it turns out.
One I’d like to explore through my own writing and experiences, and yours as well. Feel free to comment, share your thoughts and writings, or reach out and contact me if you feel the need of desire.
One request: keep it supportive and respectful. We all experience our journeys differently. Let’s celebrate those differences.