In 2015, Be Epic.
“We need to stop blacking out on Saturdays so we can start waking up to beat the rush at Whole Foods on Sunday mornings.”
Anyone who followed The Bipolar Bastille. over the summer knew I had planned on taking some time off. I needed a mental health break. I needed some time away where I didn’t have to do anything, but could return to doing SOMETHING when I was ready. Ready…the time is now.
I have been debating about restarting a new blog, continuing this blog, where to begin again. I am no stranger to starting blogs and leaving them behind, but this one I want to keep going. I want to keep talking about mental health, and how I took control of my own. HOWEVER…I want to do More.
Mental Health does not define me. I love fashion. I love culture. I love sports. I love weddings. I love history. I LOVE travel. The 2015 Bipolar Bastille will consider all these topics. This will be a lifestyle blog for real people, not perfect thin models, wealthy socialites, or genius young professionals (although all are welcome). The 2015 Bipolar Bastille is for the everyday person with a myriad of wants, guidance, and outlets. My GOAL: spark your interest, inspire your creativity, incite intellectual growth, and provide a friend on this crazy journey to becoming a “grown up” *Note: just because we are grown, doesn’t mean we can’t grow up. Starting a new career, area of study, family, or even a new hobby is a “growing up” we can all do.
I recently celebrated a birthday and let me tell you, 26 was rough. My more mature audience is probably laughing right now but hear me out. At 26 you can no longer live in Nasty Gal mini dresses and fashion jewelry. We now need to wear professional clothes, mind you the definition of ‘professional’ has drastically changed. We need to stop blacking out on Saturdays so we can start waking up to beat the rush at Whole Foods on Sunday mornings. We are starting to see wrinkles and greys, which means buying collagen lotions and monthly hair appointments…ALL OF WHICH COSTS MONEY. Suddenly life just got expensive. Oh and did I mention GOODBYE HEALTH INSURANCE. At 26 I found myself feeling more confused than ever. I am starting the job hunt again, the hunt to find a job I LOVE and can be proud of. I started applying to grad programs, debating whether to continue my education if I can’t find the dream job. The restructuring of my 26-year-old life is hard enough without being stuck in a limbo trying to learn how to coordinate my life with my husband. Relationships will be an awesome topic I will talk about in posts to come. I will address marital issues from resentment and communication, to starting a family and money (to my newly engaged friends, these are the posts for you). In addition I will address friendships, both old and new, healthy and toxic. We will talk about those friends grandfathered-in, those work friends, and those friends afar. Friends, Family, and Love are the crux of all else.
To conclude, The Bipolar Bastille. is back, but it’s different. A little less serious, and a whole lot more fun. Goodbye 2014, in 2015, be Epic.
***Oh and remember my old fashion blog, there will be a whole lot of fashion inspiration for the gal with Champagne tastes on a beer budget. You can get the good jeans on the bad budget, you just need to know the right places to look.***