Musical Chairs: learning to swim
* Musical Chairs is a small blog I started a couple years ago to document sort of a musical journey through bipolar disorder and the world of mental health care. I have decided to occasionally post some of those old posts and some new ones here. I feel music is such an integral part of everyone’s journey and healing. Many of my experiences definitely had a soundtrack and songs have definitely saved my life at many stops. Enjoy the journey… *
It’s like learning to swim all over again, I have to believe that I can…”
artist: Lalah Hathaway
song: “Learning to Swim”
album: Self Portrait
I have a story to tell, but much like my mind it is jumbled. I won’t tell it from the beginning. In fact, sometimes it won’t be a story. However, it will chronicle my journey through bipolar disorder. I decided to put it all out there for reasons. Oh, you’d like to know the reasons I suppose. I kinda don’t know, but I know keeping it all in, denying, and lying to hide it before wan’t working. So here we are. I decided to name this project “Musical Chairs” because of how much music has always been a prominent part of healing for me and because of something a psychiatrist recommended to me. Well I’ll visit the latter reason in another post. Just bear with me and please listen to and hopefully learn something from my story. I am learning to swim in this new phase and challenge in life. I have to learn to enjoy the music and I have to believe that I can find a seat when the music stops.