Map Of My Mind

As a tool for those of you who are new, or for followers who may have forgotten, I’ve included what I like to call a Map Of My Mind. This map below shows the path my Bipolar Compass has lead me down. It shows where I started (the Forbidden Forest) and shows where my current location is right now. The Map will be updated frequently as my moods change and I discover new things about myself. Please remember to check back every so often to see where I’m at on my journey through life. The path follows a chronological order of events based on blog post dates.


To do a quick recap, as recommended by a follower of mine, in my mind, it’s less scary to describe Bipolar’s weapons in terms of elements of nature. Nature is something humans can control to an extent. Not all the time but you get the idea. To me, Bipolar controls Mania and Depression. It is at the helm of the ship if you will. Its primary weapons are Fog and Fire.

Fog is the driving force that leads you to Depression. The Fog is a force that drives you to the place of Depression. It clouds your judgement and tells you that you’re worthless and you should kill yourself. It guides you to a place of solitude deep in the corners of your mind and gives you the opportunity to “drown” yourself in your own Depression. One place of Depression is someplace called the Firth. It’s a large open sea bay where you float adrift on a tiny little row boat until you are lost in the waters of your sadness. Then you decide to kill yourself. You punch a hole in your boat, your last bit of reasoning you have left to preserve your own life, and essentially let yourself drown.

Fire is the driving force that leads you to Mania. The Fire is a force that drives you to the place of Mania. The smoke overpowers your judgement and tells you that you’re king of the world. It fuels your passion for life and tells you to do whatever you want regardless of the consequences. It guides you to a place of solitude deep in the corners of your mind and gives you the opportunity to “burn” yourself in your own Mania. One place of Mania is someplace called the Forbidden Forest. It’s a large maze of trees where you find yourself lost in the pleasures of human happiness. Without proper restraint, you wander through there until you make so many mistakes it exhausts you and consumes you. The party becomes out of control and you find yourself hungover lying in a ditch regretting everything you did. The higher you climb, the further you fall. The fall from Mania is awful.

Hopefully this explains my heavy use of allegory on my site. Thank you for reading, liking, and commenting. I hope my story helps you.

Ready. Set. Sail!

17 thoughts on “Map Of My Mind

  1. Perfect analogy! Depression really is like a fog…a heavy fog that just won’t lift….and the fire lol oh man isn’t that the truth! I love the idea of mapping your Bipolar Disorder. Great way to be objective and proactive about it 🙂 Hope all is well! 🙂 ❤

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      1. It’s a great idea! I love processing things in creative ways. Always hang on to your imagination! You never know where it might take you! ❤ Who knows maybe you could design your own "app map" I bet people would love it! 😀

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    1. Hey there. You did it correctly. I can see your following me now. You don’t have to leave the link on here because when I click on your icon I can go directly to your site. Thanks so much for the follow!! Hurrah another BP II in the house!!! 😀


  2. Fabulous analogy for those trying to understand bipolar. What a tough thing to have to deal with daily!

    Thank you so much for sharing your mind map with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop.
    – Marie, Blogger’s Pit Stop crew

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    1. Thanks so much Marie. You’re so sweet to comment on my blog being so busy with everyone else’s links. Bipolar is incredibly difficult to live with; at times unbearable. Being able to get creative about how I feel is a form of therapy for me. Really helps me sort things out. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care!


      1. Yes, I agree with your take on Bipolarity! I STRUGGLE, almost daily, to present a near “normal” parlance,…of myself! I DON’T always succeed! I pray, diligently, for both the strength, and wisdom, to persevere!!! I have lost two marriages,…have had a mistress, or two,…and finally have settled down,…with a fine woman. We’ve been together for about 12 years, now! We are delightfully “crazy!”


    1. Nice to meet you too! Glad you could stop by. Yeah my brain works really different than other people. Let me know what you think of my other posts. Looking forward to reading your stuff 😄


  3. I just started reading about others with this disorder. I thought I was the only one in Forbidden forest. I want to die of shame yet here I am. Still.


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