Hi! I'm Joanna
In 2022, after 4 years of taking meds for depression, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I am a single mum of 3, one of them with special needs. I have been through some tough times but I am still here, fighting and striving to make something of my life.
I want to share my journey and my struggles in the hope that it will inspire others to never give up. I also want to share knowledge of the bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder and my daily struggles with these diseases - in order to help people understand this illness and to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness.
My mental illnesses are having an increasing impact on my professional life - it is getting harder and harder for me to work 9-5 (and I have to work - I have three children to support after all). I know it's only a matter of time before I will not be able to work normally anymore. Besides, let's make an agreement - I'm not a fan of living for work, I want to live on my terms (in a manic episode) or not at all (in depression) - if you know what I mean ;)
Therefore, I am looking for an opportunity to work from home, work online, find an additional source of income that will allow me to pay off my debts (which are mainly the result of one of my manic episodes), and ensure a safe financial situation in states when
I am unable to work in a manner traditional (due to depression of course).
This blog is meant to be one way of ensuring that for me.
Stay with me if you are struggling with mental illness, single motherhood, lack of perspectives, procrastination, and a desire to live differently, in a better way, but didn't know how to make it.
Maybe we can help each other?