I have lived my life relying on what others could do for me. I have never been able to complete a challenge on my own. Going to Costa Rica is my challenge and I am dedicated to complete that challenge. The challenge to me is working hard to earn what I need. The Costa Rica class as a whole needs to raise 15,000 dollars in order to go. With the hard work and dedication that I am willing to offer I am proud to say there is no doubt in my mind that we will reach this goal. The one thing that stands out to me the most about wanting to experience Costa Rica is the culture. It has been one of my dreams to go out of the country and experience their culture and relate it to mine. When I say culture I mean their difference of style of living compared to mine as in, food, housing, clothes, and environment. So I cant wait to explore and see what Costa Rica has in store for me!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chapter 7

In chapter 7 Wolf finds out that he is diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.  When Wolf found out that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder Wolf was prescribed Lithium.  Lithium balanced the chemical imbalance in his body and allowed him to go back to work full time.

Currently outside of school I am taking a boundaries class.  When I read about the stuff that wolf went through. I thought of my boundaries class.  Boundaries and Bipolar disorder can go hand and hand.  They are similar in all different types of ways.  When people talk about Bipolar disorder it is not always a bad thing. Bipolar disorder does not make a difference in who you are at all and that is what I personally think people struggle with daily.

It's amazing how Wolf had the power to keep on going after he found all of this out.  Having personal experiences with this sort of thing, I found it difficult to get up and keep on going.  Having Bipolar disorder is not necessarily an easy thing to deal with.  It is a lot to focus on when you have so many other things going on in your life.  Reading this part in the book defiantly made me feel more connected to what i was reading.  I think what amazes me more is the fact that there are people out there in the world who are dealing with the same issues.  Reading that Wolf did this is a good way to get  back up and start continuing on with life.

When I found out that I had a similar experience I did not take the news easily.  I found it to be something very difficult to go through and understand.  Finally later on maybe a few months or down the line I was able to realize what was happening and that I had people to help me and get me through what was going on in my life.  I once heard someone say no matter how high the mountain is you can climb it without a struggle.

I totally agree with this saying because I have had so much happen throughout my life and I am still here.  It took me along time to get where I am now but in the end I don't regret anything that has happened because if those things had never happened I would not have the life that I do now.  I really enjoyed reading this blog and look forward to reading more about what happens to Wolf throughout the rest of the book!