When Sandra Yancey, CEO and Founder of eWomenNetwork, asked me to write my story in her new book my first reaction was of course excitement. Then, the fear set in. I was terrified that if everyone knew my diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, they would judge me. But, because of the journey I have gone on the last few years, I knew deep down that it was time to share my story. And, having a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder is a part of me, it is not who I am. The brilliance that comes from having Bipolar Disorder is a blessing, and today I realize that I have been given a wonderful gift.
We all face challenges. As you read the stories in Succeeding In Spite Of Everything, you’ll see how I and the other co-authors used our challenges as a positive impact on our lives. These are our true stories of how we made it, even when the odds were stacked against us. I want to share with you an excerpt from the book of my story:
” Sitting in my psychology class at Boston University, my pulse quickened as I went down the list of symptoms for mania in bipolar disorder. It was if I was reading a list about me. Poor judgment. Check. Spending sprees. Check. Sudden and extreme mood changes. Check. Careless or dangerous use of drugs or alcohol. Check. Check. Check.
The realization hit me hard, but I kept on abusing my body with substances, kept on putting myself in dangerous situations, kept on going down, down, down. “What’s the point in trying to take care of myself, anyway?” I rationalized.
…my heart dropped into my stomach. Bipolar Disorder. It felt so final, like I was doomed to a life of unhappiness. And in that moment, I knew for sure my deepest fear would come to pass: I would never be loved.”
Sandra Yancey says “it is by going through the depths of despair that you achieve your destiny… this book will inspire you to carry on in a big, audacious, amazing way!”
You can get your copy of Succeeding In Spite Of Everything, personally autographed by me, and receive several bonuses I put together for you, just visit this page.
This is a book that will lift you up and motivate you into action like never before. You’ll be inspired and enabled to transform the challenges in your life, and enjoy the happiness and success you deserve!
I would love to hear your comments!