Testing, testing.

Test post.

That is all. Considering partaking in this again.

I told you things were going to get quiet.

Here I am, almost two months back into the practice of law…and things have been great. Between the Wellbutrin and my CBT experiences, I’m (so far) able to receive the slings and arrows of constant litigation with no issues. I’m generally calm, albeit a little anxious about the amount of work that I have to do (I adopted a case load of 80 cases, all in various states of progress), and mostly balanced.

I mean…huh. Maybe I’ll think of something more interesting to write soon. We shall see. Hope you’re all doing well.

OH! I did (probably) give myself an inguinal hernia on Monday night while back squatting. So. Yeah. Seeing a surgeon today. That should be fun.

Funny how you get the things you want when you’re ready for them.

I know I’ve been missing for a while, but things are…still great. Actually, things are better than the last time I wrote.

Here’s some more biographical information about me. I’m a lawyer…but I haven’t practiced law for approximately three years. Instead, I’ve worked for a large corporation in a semi-legal capacity, due mainly in part to the fact that I felt as though I needed a break from the rigors of litigation and appellate work.

Beginning in January of this year, I decided that I wanted to return to the practice of law, but the legal market is still somewhat stagnant, and I couldn’t find the right fit.

I began taking Wellbutrin…what? Three weeks ago? Became “balanced,” and, on a lark, interviewed with another large corporation as in house counsel.

And they made me an offer on Friday, which I accepted. I quit my semi-legal job today.

I can’t begin to express how excited I am. I truly love the practice of law, and this job will not put me through the ringer the way my previous law firm jobs did. In house counsel is a whole different animal, and the pay/benefits are fantastic.

All of this to say, I really don’t think that I would have been ready for this, even a month ago. Funny how things work out.

Current mood: a healthy 9/10.

All is…Wellbutrin. PUNNY.

I’m very happy to report that the Wellbutrin is working out better than I could possibly expect, as I feel great. Not too high, not too low…but very balanced. Today is day ten, and two days ago my doctor increased my dosage from 100mg per day, to 150.

It is my hope that this becomes the most boring blog ever, and I post “All is great, life is good” until the end of my days. You lucky reader, you.

Current mood: 8/10

5D Mark IV

kennySo, I sold my old camera (Canon 6D), and bought the new Canon 5D Mark IV.  Oh. My. God.

I know we’re not supposed to love inanimate objects, but apparently I do.  The 6D was a nice set of training wheels, but the 5D is going to challenge me for years to come.

And with Adorama giving me $900 for my 6D, and 24 month 0% interest financing at Best Buy, how could I say no?

If your answer is “You couldn’t,” you are absolutely correct.  I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT DETAIL.  Not hypomanic, by the way.  Just a photo geek.

Current mood: 8/10

All seems well.

Meditation…why haven’t I been doing this for years?  I just spent twenty minutes looking at a wall, paying attention to my breath and heartbeat, and those were the best twenty minutes of my day.  Although I should change my phone’s timer alarm to something other than “The Imperial Theme” from “Star Wars”…

Waiting for the Wellbutrin to kick in, which should happen in five to thirteen more days.  We shall see.

Here is a picture of my lovely, good-for-nothing dawg yawning in front of a pile of bricks that I need to remove this weekend.  Current mood: 7/10.

yawn

 

 

The plan.

Wellbutrin. If Wellbutrin doesn't work? An anti-pyschotic (Rexulti). If Rexulti doesn't work? A new mood stabilizer (Lamictal).

We're basically playing the "which side effects are least offensive to you" game.

Also, it's possible that I have Bipolar I and not Bipolar II, despite my lack of a psychotic episode…but we can't really tell.

The suicidal ideations? Probably a direct result on the cocaine's impact on my neurotransmitters.

This. Is. So. Much. Fun.

Current mood: 7/10