That’s a very good question, who am I?

I have never really thought about it much before.  I think most of the time we just “are”.  So this took some time to evaluate.

In life itself, I do many things.  I work in Finance, I create and sew handmade handbags, I crochet “things”.  I am a Daughter, Sister, Mother, Babcia, Wife and Individual.  Does that make me special.  Not really, I think so many people hold the same titles.  So then why this blog?

As ME, I suffer with Bipolar Disorder.  I remember vividly how that all came about, and with the diagnosis, how so much of my younger years now made sense.  Putting the pieces together.  And then wondering why it took most of my life thus far to find out about it.  Stigma?  Probably.

For fun, I decided to do the new thing of ChatGPT and ask it an important question.  Who is Sylvie (yes, I did precise last name).  The answer was awesome.

I’m sorry, but I don’t have any information about a person named Sylvie in my database. It’s possible that she is a private individual or has not achieved significant public recognition. If you have any additional information or context about her, I would be happy to try and assist you further.

How could I not find that funny.  It was great.  However, when I put in my small business name, the answer was…

Andar Handbags is a company that designs handbags. The company was founded in 2020. Andar Handbags aims to provide high-quality products that are both functional and stylish. They offer a range of bags, including backpacks, tote bags, crossbody bags. The company uses premium materials and pays close attention to detail in their craftsmanship. Andar Handbags has a strong online presence.

Wow, so I guess I’ve done an amazing job at marketing my company, but not so much in tooting my own horn.  I really need to work on that.

So I decided to create Daisies and Darkness, to be simply and imperfectly ME.  I’m going to discuss anything and everything Bipolar, Cooking, Crafting, Handbags and everything in between.

I am all of the titles I’ve given myself, all the while managing a mental illness and playing the game of Life.   There will be days that are full of Daisies.   Daisies, for me, come in various form.  Act of Kindness, Friends, Family, Support, Compassion, Good will.  Darkness are the days that are just harder to maneuver around.  Those days I just have to work harder in accepting it for what it is, and move forward.  Sometimes it’s a day, sometimes it’s more, but eventually I see Daisies again.

I want to share my passion for cooking.  My love for crafting, My passion for Handbags and just life in general.  All these things that make my brain worth living in.

I hope you enjoy, you share, and you join my journey.

Happy Days!