May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
The photo was taken in the Company Gardens, Cape Town. There are currently two albino squirrels living there.
21 May 2013
We’re always SO scared of being different than anybody else. We want to fit in, blend in with the group. Yet we all want others to know how unique we are.
When you live with a mental illness like bipolar disorder, you must know that being different comes with the territory. It’s something you cannot fight. Like the mood swings. It is something other people don’t have and those mood swings, no matter how well controlled, can be violent. You never know how you’re going to feel when you wake up in the morning. You can never plan too far in advance. Hell, I don’t even plan from one day to the next, because I ever so often had to cancel plans or pull out of plans. You take life day by day, one step at a time.
It is okay to be different, something I still have to learn to fully accept. It’s a challenge, a difficult reality to face. But it is MY reality and I have to face it somehow. Of course I want to fit in. Yet, in a strange way, it’s also sort of nice to be different. Being different is okay.
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