Hi guys, I’m 24 and female, I have Type I Bipolar Disorder, social anxiety and have basically been a hermit for the last year, after moving home to my parents.
I used to be very social, motivated and independent – I miss this version of me, so much!
I’m dreading spending Christmas Day with my step-dad’s family, I hardly know them and I’m not allowed to drink due to my medications. I can’t stay with my dad’s family this Christmas because they are a 5 hour drive away and my mental health has been playing up recently. Dad doesn’t quite get the “mental illness” thing.
New Year’s is going to be even worse. I don’t have friends, honestly, bar three people I see sometimes that I met through a guy I was (am?) dating. Who I’m totally falling in love with, but who moved to the other side of the country after a month and who I visited in November.
I don’t want to be sad, alone and missing human contact on NYE. I want to party on a beach, make memories and go camping!
Anyway, any thoughts on how to conquer the misery of loneliness and soberness for the festive season?