What makes us different? It is not just our diagnosis, it is how we share it with the world and how we relate to each other because of it.
It feels as though I am suddenly surrounded by unique individuals whom I have never physically met. Nevertheless there are things that they understand about my daily life because they experience it as well. I guess – thank you internet!
So today thanks to the radio, I heard about a bipolar symposium, that’s happening in my hood and it is free! I simply HAD to contact the person in charge! Well i basically became the usual stalker person and google the event. My heart blossomed! I’ve been dreaming of going to such an event for years!
The man responsible sounds like such an inspiration, not just because of the event but also because he attempted a Guinness World Record! Here’s the website that tells us more about the challenge. Braaipolar official website.
Mense hierdie man kan braai!! A direct translation? People this man can barbecue!! Haha! Although in South Africa, a braai can only be called a braai. This idea does not just show a brilliant play on words but also raises awareness on a huge scale!
So this is my conclusion…. I simply cannot continue as if i was not touched by the entirety of this golden thread. Firstly – sharing ideas on OLE with women who inspire me beyond my knowledge of the now. Secondly – the actions of this man and his family. We all know how challenging our condition becomes to our loved ones. Mr Richard Knoetze you have touched a life today!
Bipolaroids and friends of us, let us not keep quiet anymore. Let us share and raise awareness in our own unique ways. I will be attending the seminar of course and also make notes diligently so I can report back ASAP.
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