By Aleene Shirley Morgenthaler
With ten weeks left of my college career, I experienced mania for the first time. Two years after were marked with six hospital stays and out patient programs. It’s been three years of recovery and I am happy to be able to share my voice through NAMI-Barrington Area’s Blog.
I’ve always been a dreamer – it’s what made me optimistic and energetic. I would dream about choreography, relationships, and goals. Everyday I take time to dream. I think for a couple years I dreamt too much…but who knows? It’s gotten me very far. It’s allowed me to be thankful everyday. Because a life without dreaming is a life wasted. We only get one chance in this life and if we don’t dream we’re missing out on a beautiful part of life. Sure there can be disappointment but I believe it’s worth dreaming anyway. I’ve realized that I don’t necessarily get my dreams but I get what I need in the hope to one day bask in the glory of my life. Dream for your health.