About On the Rocks

Thanks for checking out On the Rocks – The Flipside of Bipolar and Recovery.

My name is Elizabeth and I have to say that after four year of writing, this is by far the most challenging piece. How does one sum up where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re going, in one short and simple piece?

“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” ~ Alice in Wonderland

I suppose the answer lies within these words, but I’ll try to capture the essence and run with it. That is how it all started, afterall.

I am an artist and published writer, with 15 years of professional experience in creative fields. Much of my work expands into the nature of ongoing recovery from Bipolar One Disorder. I meld my chaotic, passionate and raw journey through Bipolar Disorder, Alcoholism and Stability into a myriad of short stories, poetry and art, attempting to offer a unique perspective and positive spin on two largely misunderstood conditions. 

I am not an information board. Although I salute those who educate readers, I am not one to tell you what Mental Illness or Addiction is, focus on the negative or walk you through the ins and outs of recovery. Our journeys are personal and so is recovery. I embrace mine by creatively elaborating on true stories that look into the silver linings or the positive, and sometimes humorous, side of Bipolar and Recovery – The Flipside, as I like to call it.

It’s my way of healing, evolving, embracing myself in all my complexities, and standing up to stigma that so many of us have faced. To say that I am passionate about this after a lifetime of facing this head-on (personally and otherwise), is an understatement. And I hope that in your sifting through my words, that comes across as a brave step. Any step I can make in helping others to understand on a deeper level or relate to those that walk in my shoes, is a step I’m more than willing to take.

It’s real. It’s raw. It’s funny. It’s tragic and dramatic. It’s sensual and spiritual. It’s profound. It’s romantic. It’s insightful, thoughtful, adventurous, resilient and terrifying. All in one.

I’m not sure where this will all lead, but I intend to find out. And write about it.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. jessiemartinovic says:

    beautiful; really ❤

  2. dyane says:

    This is SO awesome I’m going to tweet it and share with my Facebook peeps!

    I just started following your blog – check mine out if you have a chance. My latest post stirred up a lot of my blogging friends. I’m relaxing about the issue now as I wrote it out of my system, and I even had some positive words with Asher, the author of the Freshly Pressed post that I disagree with in my post.


    1. Thanks so much for reading and sharing! I will definitely check your blog out. 🙂

  3. I think your blog is inspiring and I love your artwork, I have nominated you for a challenge! No obligation but If you are interested please follow the link; https://jennifercalvertwriter.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/soul-in-the-shadows-quote-and-bonus-poem-challenge-day-3/

    1. Thanks for visiting and nominating me, Jennifer! This sounds like an awesome challenge! Loving it already! 🙂

      1. Oh yah! That’s great! Yeah I really liked the challenge, found some wonderful inspiration in the quotes! Look forward to reading your posts!!

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