Mountains and valleys, sometimes the fall is further than your most recent climb but we can’t go down into a valley without an up to complete the curve. No matter how slow you go and no matter how steep the journey, life doesn’t stand still.
My bipolar disorder has been properly medicated and I’ve spent years identifying warning signs. Everyone still exists on a constant wave, including myself. I still experience ups and downs. I’m learning to accept the inevitable cycles. What goes up must come down— and when I relapse in my emotional stability or routine, it never negates the progress I’ve made to this point.
Life isn’t a game. We never go back to square one. These cycles have a purpose in our growth, and I’ll always be relearning this lesson.