- tips to living in Chicago (i.e., it's ok to drive the wrong way on a one-way street as long as you're going backwards)
- pictures and anecdotes of my cats, which have already begun to appear on this blog
- my goalie stats and pictures from recent games, like this one from 2007:
- bipolar disorder/depression, anxiety, coming to terms with having to go on disability (which I still haven't fully come to terms with), and fighting the stigma towards mental illness
Eventually I came to realize that I wasn't my disease. Bipolar disorder, which I deal with every day, does not define me; it's just a part of me, like being a Star Wars nerd is a part of me. I stopped saying that I am bipolar and started saying that I have bipolar or that I live with bipolar. I came across this post recently, and I think this woman says it best: I have Bipolar Disorder, I am not Bipolar.