Welcome and thanks for stopping by!
My name is Fenny and I am a 40-ish Dutch young lady .
What’s in a name, really? I am certainly a Rambler and if I am Crazy…well, that is for you to find out!
Whatever I have, my moods do swing quite a bit and it can be a wild ride at times. Currently I am trying to get my diagnosis changed from Bipolar I to Cyclothemia, not because it bothers me to have either one or the other, but insurances do. So, getting that out-of-the-way and up to date means I can sort out certain insurances (they are very concerned about suicide and stuff, funny people eh?). How I love bureaucrazy! Sigh.
I speak Dutch (duh…), English (double duh…), Russian (surprise!) and sarcasm fluently. Just so you are warned 🙂 !
Since I started this blog I have written a fair amount about Bipolar Disorder and how I view it. In short: I do not want to be defined by any type of illness, disorder or what have you. I am who I am, lock, stock and barrel! Others may see me as ‘disordered’, which might be true at times, but my quest is to function no matter what mood or episode I am in. Tom Wootton calls it ‘getting bipolar IN order’, how I love that man as he not only talks the talk but walks the walk! I highly recommend his website and books.
I have been eating letters since I first learned to read. Wherever I go I always collect books around me. This could be defined as a serious illness… Go to the page ‘Bookworm’ (see top of this page) where I collect links to book reviews. I love psychology, counseling and am a sucker for detectives and thrillers of any type. I read for BookSneeze as well as Partners in Crime. This is my disclaimer: They provide me with books to read in exchange for my unadulterated, opinionated and honest review. How is that?
Since I started a part-time voluntary job at the beginning of this year I have been a very erratic post-er. It’s because Real Life is getting in the way and I am proud of it! It means I am able to have a life outside my home, which hasn’t been possible for several years. I am still in the juggling game and a lot of the time I can barely keep up with it. BUT. It shows how far I have come and that never gets old!
Don’t be shy, I love to hear from you! Either through the comment section underneath my posts, the ‘Contact Me’ page at the top of this page or by e-mailing me at thecrazyrambler @ gmail.com. I promise you will always get a response!
Enjoy hanging around 😉
Peace and blessings,
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