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The Heiress of Sisyphus

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was punished by Hades by forcing him to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only for it to roll back down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity.

As the heiress of Sisyphus, I, too, push a boulder up a hill, only for it to roll back down every time I near the top. The boulder I push is comprised of several parts: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), with myriad smaller issues and ailments too tedious to name.

(DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor. I am not a licensed psychologist. I’m just a woman living with these juxtaposed issues, trying to make sense of her life by writing all this shit down.)

To start with, one must know the definitions at play here. For those uninitiated in the lingo:

Neurotypical: not displaying or characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of thought or behavior

Neurodivergent: differing in mental or neurological function from what is considered typical or normal; not neurotypical

Neurospicy: those who embrace their neurodivergence and wear it like a goddamn badge of honor

I fall into this last category. I am not ashamed of my neurodivergence and I refuse to be held hostage to it. Okay, that last part needs to be qualified: I try not to let my ADHD/Bipolar Disorder hold me back, but, due to the natures of these issues, it's an uphill battle, which is how this blog gets its name.

This blog aims to explore the boulder parts in a freestyle manner that I hope will educate, enlighten, teach empathy, and make you (the reader) laugh.


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