First and the reason I write this blog, I am a person with bipolar disorder. I'm trying not to let this define me, but since being diagnosed a decade ago, I still struggle. But there are other parts of me I'm learning to value. I write poetry and short stories. I'm an avid runner, mostly long distance. Most importantly, I'm a very proud father or two wonderful children. I hope this blog not only describes my experiences but offers others either hope or the knowledge that they are not alone.