How Did We Get Here?

Dearest friends,

If you are reading this, then you’ve already found Glimmer. And it’s not perfect, but at least it’s something. Because something is better than nothing.

I pretend that the genesis of this project stems from my innate desire to help others, but that’s not the truth. The truth is that I want to help myself.

I know how difficult it can be to feel lonely, because that’s how I’ve felt my entire life. Whether it be in a crowded room, or surrounded by family, I’ve felt out of place.

Episodes come and go, there are days where I can’t sit still and imagine myself chartering spaceships to Mars. And then there are days where I can’t imagine anything at all. It’s just a blank, dark place that doesn’t exist.

So how do I get better?

I think step one requires me recognizing the problem, and then talking about it. And that’s what I’m doing now. For the first time, I feel ok speaking out loud. I have bipolar depression. And that’s ok.

I’m going to be ok.

If you ever feel similar to the way I’ve described, I want you to know that I’m here. You can reach out to me and I will always listen. There are not enough listeners out there, and they are the true saints.

Feel grateful for being strong enough to ask for help, and be proud of who you are.

Sending love as always,