I just finished my second term at SNHU. I got 1000/1000 points. Yes, that’s an A. A very solid and hard-earned A. I learned a lot during this last class, but with the Bipolar mania going on, I was not sure how it was going to turn out for a little while there. Mania is dicey. Not that Bipolar Disorder as a whole isn’t dicey, because it is. This has been my first experience with having mania. I know why people don’t take their medications, and I know why people do. I can see both sides of it. One pole without the other would be great if I did my best work at either pole, but I don’t. If I had hypomania instead of mania, I might be a bit better off for doing my best creative work. Mania lends itself more to chaos than creativity, even though that’s what I think I have going for me at the time. I have a lot of self-control, though, so I could learn to better direct that energy into my writing and climbing and whatever else my brain comes up with as a “bright idea” next time this happens.
Another thing that almost put the brakes on my term was my computer. It’s just old enough that it won’t take the program or systems upgrades. That means the unexpected expense of a new computer and hopefully this one works until that new one arrives because my next term begins before the delivery date of my new computer. I’m just praying that this one holds up until I can get the new one set up. I’m not even angry that it happened. I don’t like surprises, but it could’ve been worse—much worse! At least I have time to deal with this particular surprise and was able to order the computer I wanted (which should serve me well for at least the next five years!) Technology is absolutely fantastic . . . when it works. When it doesn’t, it seems like our world comes to an end, but in the grand scheme of things, it really is of little or no consequence. If I did not still have a semi-working computer, I would probably not be able to say that, haha!