I’m a bi-polar creative in storybook fashion.
When I’m manic, you may encounter a creative genius who helps you stretch the horizons of what’s possible by expanding the boundaries of what’s known.
When I’m depressed, you may encounter a broken man helplessly bleeding on this keyboard just trying to weather another (inevitable) emotional storm.
Through it all, as you witness my pendulum of personality swing to try and traverse wide creative chasms with broad literary strokes, I hope you leave equal parts entertained and enlightened.
In this new world of selfies and digitally curated lifestyles, I will forego the shiny social vanity metrics to present something authentic, transparent, and vulnerable to you. In hopes it may encourage you to do the same.
What you read here is what I am. Bearing all the graces that being a human that’s still learning on this journey should permit.
I think, therefore I write. You read, therefore, I think.
I look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions or would like to make content recommendations, or offer some constructive criticism, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Little Bit About Me…
Hi, my name is Daniel Fortune. I’m a husband to 1, dad to 5, U.S. Army combat veteran, mental health advocate, writer, and public speaker currently residing in the central valley of the sunny state of California. I started the Minding My Own Madness Blog as with a vision to become one of the best personal development and mental health resource blogs. As someone who has battled with combat related PTSD and Bipolar 1 Disorder for 2 decades now, I intimately know the unique struggles people living with a mental illness face. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you find yourself in crisis or would just like to say hi. I’m always just a message away.
“You can’t fail if you refuse to quit. Keep fighting the good fight and NEVER lose hope. You’re not alone. There are other people feeling the same way you feel right now. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of wisdom.”
I had the honor of serving with Fortune overseas. He is a solid guy and our relationship has lasted long after us both leaving the Army. He has helped me get out of dark places multiple times. I’m extremely grateful for his friendship and ability to sense when others are in need. Read his content, ask him questions, and journey well!
— Eric (Friend/Army veteran)
So glad I found this blog! It helped me find the mental health resources I needed and get out of a rough patch. Doesn’t hurt to shoot Daniel a message. He was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to respond to me. You won’t regret it. He’s a really cool, down to earth, and knowledgable guy who knows what it’s like to struggle. So grateful for this blog!
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