I wonder if an aspect of Bipolar Disorder is that some days some easier than others. This morning I woke up and it was easier to engage in the morning routine. When the depression is bad, I do not have the energy to even do the daily hygiene tasks like showering and brushing my teeth. This morning was a little easier and I felt like showering, shaving, and brushing my teeth and I hadn’t done it in two days. The shave felt especially good because I was scratching at my face like a cat!
This week I have one goal and that is to get connected with a training program to become a peer support specialist so that I can begin to work with people with mental illness on a volunteer basis. The peer support and recovery specialist is somebody with a mental illness whom is certified by the state to provide support in an official capacity. It is something that I really want to do and it would be good for me. This is a good goal this week and if I achieve it, I will simply set another one. This is something that is not going to happen right away anyhow. It’s part of a longer term mission.
Today’s goal is to finish some last remaining configuration things on my web and email server. Before spam becomes a problem on my domain, I want to set-up antispam and antivirus software. I have had my domain for a while but haven’t done anything really actively until recently. And even then, I was using a hosted solution with a control panel that was less than elegant – but easy – for somebody that is technical like me. I like having more granular control from a command line.
Well, it’s back to my Sunday morning relaxation. As a special treat I go to the local diner for pancakes and bacon. I hope all my readers have a good, safe day.