little darlin’, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.

One of my favorite songs is "Here Comes The Sun." It speaks to me from the manic-depressive lens. It's taken a while to accept the fact that, unfortunately, depression is my "baseline," it is my normal and it is where my mood is most of the time. There are times when things are so consistently dark that it's easy to forget that better days inevitably follow. You get used to the doom and gloom and learn to function through it until you no longer can.

The simple lyrics are:

Little darlin', it's been a long, cold, lonely winter Little darlin', it feels like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun,

Here comes the sun, and I say It's alright

Little darlin', the smile's returning to their faces Little darlin', it seems like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun

It's alright

And while they may quite literally be talking about the changing of the seasons, the sentiment is shared going from depressed to stable or depressed to manic. Like whew, it's felt like years since things have been on the bright side and it really is alright.

my bipolar musings.

Most of my writing stems from my experiences with bipolar disorder and often chronicles how I’m feeling. So follow along because here comes the sun.


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Ashleigh Vaughn

human who wants other humans to be okay in their humanness. giving a voice to the voiceless, unapologetically taking up space. here comes the sun & my bipolar musings.