Well, I am not going to shy away from it, it has been one long emotional roller-coaster for the delectable Mr. B and I since I had to self-isolate for Covid-19. With adjustments made to my Bipolar medication, my hormones have been through the roof. In particular my prolactin levels. My music is helping me to keep chilled; no surprises there. I am rather enjoying the celebrity videos on Facebook watch; as they are so entertaining and giving me a much needed morale boost. And, it’s not just Frank Turner this time round.
I have managed in some ways not to spend a fortune on takeaways since being on lockdown, however, I have spent an awful lot on clothes from Yours Clothing; and a hoodie from Teespring.com; and a Bon Jovi hoodie – supporting his philanthropy efforts in New Jersey. I have been crowdfunding to help keep music venues stay open – small amounts. I have treated myself to the DI Tom Thorne prequel by Mark Billingham which is released later on this summer – Cry Baby. Oh and a Be More Kind print by KingsRoad; the folks behind the merchandise for Frank Turner, which will be shipped later on in June. In a way, I have adhered to the advice given in Sarah Knight’s Get Your Sh!t Together; in other ways I haven’t. Fortunately unfortunately, impulse buys are part and parcel of being Bipolar. But you know me, I don’t like such words to define me, as everyone goes shopping and most just call it retail therapy.
On a more serious note, we are approaching the end of Mental Health Awareness week; #kindness. So, I was even kinder to myself and treated me to a FutureLearn course with The Open University. Which I am about to go and start in a jiffy.
And that tiddlypeeps, is all for now xxx