On any given day, I’m walking around with several hundred milligrams of legit meds in me. Most of which are really bad. The bottles have neat boldly colored little stickers on them that encourage me to do or not to do certain things while under the influence of them. And, even though I must take some of these at the same time, I just blow off the boldly colored displayed warnings.
On any given weekday, between 6:00 and 4:00, I’m likely in my cubicle, the breakroom, or outside the building somewhere; but mostly in my cubicle. If I’m in my cubicle, I’m either cutting up with the people in the other cubicles or actually working.
When I’m actually working, I’m either reading about, writing about, or testing software. My company is the 3rd largest software company of its kind in the U.S. Most recently I rewrote our online help manual. It is the help that come up when you hit F1, or click for help on a particular topic. There are currently more than 220 topics.
Today I was called into my director’s office along with my supervisor. My director reminded me that a short while back I sent him an email requesting the position above mine. I hit it hard with all the things I had accomplished in my current position and why the job should be mine already. To make a short story shorter, I got the position as of today.
This is what I want you to take away from this story, I take hundreds of mgs of medication (Lamictal, Effexor, Zyprexa, Klonopin and others) every day for bipolar 1 disorder, major depression, general and social anxiety. Some nights I barely sleep.
If I can do this, there is HOPE for YOU!