Darwin T Platypus – a highly cultural monotreme
If I have been quiet recently (virtually, not in person, much to the dismay of those around me) it’s because I have been out and about with this little chap Darwin, we are currently in Romania and one of us is a little bit sunburned.
Now might be a sensible time to explain about Darwin and his link to this whole bipolar business…stay with me now…
A few years ago my daughter played me a clip from Phineas and Ferb, a Perry the Platypus clip as it happens, wherein Perry remotely controls Dr Doofenshmirtz, resulting in his transformation into coolness. Or something.
Anyway, the point of this, according to my daughter, is that sometimes I am not entirely in complete and total control of my behaviour thanks to the whole bipolarity issue…thus she has decreed that there is a platypus controlling me.
And so on and more tenuous.
But the platypus became a thing and a slightly twee and friendly way of referring to the overtly bipolar times in my life.
So now I have an actual platypus puppet (most romantic birthday gift ever. Truth) who travels about on adventures with me.
Yes I get a lot of funny looks.
So now you know.
My next challenge is to be less weird. Just kidding. Once I’m back home I’ll figure it out.
In the meantime, peace x
So this is one of my new enterprises. Just thought I’d leave this here in case anyone’s having a greetings card emergency situation. Y’know. In case.
You can click for a look if you like.
That’s all for the shameless self – promotion 🙂 x
Jobhunting is a blast
Woah, things got a bit intense back there. I gave myself a proper fright, however I live to fight (shuffle, complain, mess about, whatever) another day. Which is nice.
It’s not all been doom and gloom though – My partner, family and friends have been amazing. I could get quite emotional talking about it, so I won’t, but we have some nice stuff lined up for the next few weeks to keep me chipper. I have also faced down a few facts and I have finally resigned from my job since I know it’s really bad for my neurons (stupid neurons) and I want to break the cycle of mood swings I seem to have fallen into. Seven years of toughing it out is enough.
On this basis, June is going to be all about the kind of employment out there that might not mangle the bipolar mind…since I shall be seeking it myself. I’ve a couple of months before I actually leave work so I have some time to get steady again and work out properly what to do next.
I’ll be posting a little summary of May’s lessons, although I mostly learned that getting addicted to sleeping pills would be preferable to going crackers from lack of sleep (thanks Doc).
Posted in Bipolar, Jobs, June Challenge, May Challenge
Tagged anxiety, bipolar, brain burp, breakdown, Depression, doodles, hypomania, insomnia, June Challenge, May Challenge, mixed state, platypus