Bio: My name is Melisa. At one time, I was an attorney. I thought I had the best life. Then, everything came crashing down and I lost literally everything, even my mind. I was committed to adult crisis units and even the state hospital (several times). I have bipolar disorder. An extreme case. This blog will be a little bit of everything. Diet, health, cooking, crafts and more importantly, me learning to live with this illness. You can watch me put a life together. It won't be the life I had before and it won't be a life we would call normal. This is a whole new life because I have a whole different set of challenges. I will be doing all these things while traveling when I can and eventually finding my way to Paris. It seems that every time I try to get to Paris, my soul city, something not so good happens to me. Once, I had a plane ticket to Paris and I got fired from my job for the first time in my life. Right now, I am the not so appealing average American. I am fat. I have back problems. I have no direction. I am lost. I need to get back to a happy self. Sadly, this is not the first time I found myself in this dark depressing place. Trust me, I am kicking myself that I am here yet again. Anyway, the first time I did the fat unhappy girl transformation, everybody was blown away and I was told I should have blogged my journey. This time I will. And, as God is my witness, this will be the last time I have to crawl out of the gutter.