I‘m about to violate a rule for bloggers: Don’t ever explain a protracted absence from blogging. Blogging experts say that it’s better to “never complain and never explain” and to just pick up blogging where you left off.
However, I feel that I owe it to my readers to let you know why there have been no new posts in over two months, and what I’m doing about it.
The primary focus of this blog is the Anxiety Disorders, obviously. The blog’s genesis arose from my own struggles with multiple Anxiety Disorders, with the hope that I could help someone else.
But if you read the “About Me” or the “My Story” tabs, you will learn that I also have bipolar disorder with rapid cycling. Dealing with my underlying bipolar disorder can be challenging, to say the least.
I have been in a depressive cycle for over 2 months, and it has been very difficult to perform the basic functions in my life, much less write blog articles. Though I have good medication that prevents me from going into the deepest depression, I still could not focus or concentrate enough to write. My therapist and I are working on ways for me to continue with this blog when I am depressed, and I believe we have made good progress.
While I’m not out of the woods yet, my bipolar disorder is beginning to cycle away from the depression. In addition, I have learned some things that will help me write, no matter what mood I happen to be in at the time.
I am working on new articles now, and I expect to resume posting very soon. I definitely am not abandoning this blog — let’s just say I’ve had a long time-out!