I have something I’d like to share with you all

I’ve been afraid to do this so far in case you judged me, started treating me differently or just plain thought I was an arse.

Well I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t control what you think of me, how you act towards/around me and that there’s a good chance that you already thought I was an arse. :)

So here goes … deep breath

I have a condition called cyclothymia. It’s on the mild end of the bipolar spectrum. Part and parcel of this condition is regular bouts of depression. I’m very lucky in that I mostly live a normal life. Many people with bipolar conditions are not so lucky.

I’m in a much better position than I was in this time last year due to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions, some amazing friends (you know who you are), fantastic work colleagues (ditto) and an awesome wife.

At some point I’ll write about this in more detail, but I had to get passed the first hurdle and actually start talking about it. This is that.

I am the same person as I was before you read this. ;)



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