I am 27 years old. It’s been a long road. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 22 years old. Symptoms started at about 16 years old. I’m an artist. I have experimented with some music production mostly for fun. However, since the age of twenty two after graduating college I have been pursuing a film career. I have experience with video editing and have been making connections within the film industry for the past 4 years. I also have acting training and that’s my main love and passion. I just did my first commercial not too long ago. Before this I have been working as an extra. Like I said this has been a long road. Once I was diagnosed, I was given a lot of answers. It was scary, but things started to make sense. That meant I needed to make changes. My new lifestyle consisted of the following: no drugs that aren’t prescribed, no alcohol, no smoking, sleeping at least 6 hours but about 8 hours a night, no sugar, occasional dark or milk chocolate, take prescribed medication daily, take supplements daily, drink apple cider vinegar drink daily, drink green tea daily, eat healthy, meditate daily, think positively, go to a good therapist regularly, surround myself with only positive people, exercise regularly, listening to healing music, faith and prayer, drink plenty of water, patience. Things have gotten better, but the battle is not over. The road to becoming a successful, working artist/actor has felt quite long and difficult thus far, but has been rewarding and I know will pay off.