About Lulu

In the spirit and interest of anonymity, I’m Lunasunshine, or Lulu. Lunasunshine was chosen to highlight a certain duality within me which comes from the Bipolar Disorder II that I’ve been slapped with a label with. If you want to read more about my history with Bipolar Disorder II, you can find it on my page About My Bipolar II.

However, I refer to define myself by a label I did not give myself. I am much more.

I am a wife to a man that I’ve spent 1/3 of my life being in love with. I am a mother of a child with special needs. I am a daughter of a disabled veteran and a homemaker who battles alcoholism. I am a sister of a man born with Autism.

I am an inner-city music educator. I am a vocalist of 23 years and a musician of 16 years. I am an amateur graphic artist and photographer. I am a master crafter, and specialize in jewelry, sewing, and crocheting. I am a blogger and have kept a written journal on and off for the last 12 years. I am a writer.

I am a lifetime student, holding multiple degrees.

I have been a cashier, a delicatessen clerk, a retail clerk, a saleswoman, and a telemarketer.

I am a recovering alcoholic in a long line of alcoholics. I will always be recovering. It’s not something that can’t be cured.

I am chronologically just inside of my second quarter, but 30-something in my experiences. My body ails as a 40-something, but I have the face of a teen.

I am the sum of all of my experiences. It just so happens that I have bipolar disorder. And maybe we could say “I am bipolar” and find some truth. But not one single thing here is the focus.

More than anything, I can be described as Lulu. Think of me as her. I do.

16 thoughts on “About Lulu

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  3. Lulu – you are a talented writer. I look forward to reading your entire story, and following how you continue to experience life. Keep doing what you’re doing. By telling your story you are helping so many people, including me, and we will be forever grateful.

    • Wow, thank you so much. I never thought of myself as a talented wrter. I just write about ideas that come to me. I never knew my story would be interesting or inspiring, honestly. But I’m glad that I’ve touched the hearts and lives of so many people. Thank you, for helping me see myself as I really am.

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  5. Hello, sister Lulu.
    I have a lot of thoughts about teachers and bipolar disorder because I’m a teacher who feels that mental illness still carries a huge stigma in the education world.
    I look forward to reading more…
    Come see me sometime.

  6. Love, love, love.

    This alone makes me toraly adore you. You wanna adopt me and call me your child? (; I can see you be been through a lot. I could tell by the way you wrote in your comments to me but this is more proof. I love that you find interest in so many things, and even more interesting that they are things I love as well! I can’t wait to keep reading. Much love.

    • If I had the money to adopt! That stuff is expensive! LOL! But, if I could take you in, I probably would. You seem like you could definitely need some love.

      Some of my experiences have been hellish. And some of them have been extraordinary! My interests vary, but I’m always gravitating around the arts and psychology. I love people, I want to figure them out. I love music. I want to figure that out too!

      I am happy to read that you’re interested, and I can’t wait to share our blogging together!

  7. So I realized I never formally thanked you for the follow. So I’m doing that. Right now. I read a bit of your blog while I was at it, and I must say, I’m impressed. I see other writers such as yourself and I’m glad to be a part of the mental health blogging community, even if I am new at it, haha. Anyway, thanks.

    • Hey, no need for the thanks! I’m overjoyed to have contact with such an amazing, diverse, and yet still similar group of writers. I am thankful that I am able to interact with such an incredible group of people!

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