on beginning…

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


My name is Alan. I am a husband, a father, a professional programmer, an amateur photographer, and...

I have Bipolar Disorder, depression and anxiety.

So, I've got that going for me.

My intention here is to reflect upon my illness as objectively as possible – to take it out of my head and look at it as separate and distinct from me. If you have a mental illness, you know how difficult this is.

If I happen to help you or anyone else through my writing, great! But, that's not my goal. I'm not trying to be Glenn Close. I simply want to live a happier, more productive life, free of depression, anxiety, rage, and shame.

Wish me luck!

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