I am new to this, but most of my life for the past few years has been new. I battle psychosis for 2 years, yet here I am in recovery. I have had bipolar and generalized anxiety disorder for 36 years and was diagnosed 12 years ago. It took over 15 years for me to be stabilized and it has been during the past 3 that I have written a book about my life. I do not have all the answers, far from it. Being in recovery does not mean you have your illness beat, it means it does not control me. This is not a self-help blog, but I will talk about things I do that enable me to say, “I have joy in my life.” Life still sucks a lot of the time, but not all the time and that is how I keep up the daily battle.