Living in a world between normality and insanity


My name is Carrie-Jean Hickman but I prefer to go by just Carrie. I am currently 33 years old and living in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. I was born right down the road from where I now live and grew up in Cape Town so I am Capetonian through and through.

I struggle with both Bipolar Mood Disorder and Addiction as well as having moved on from Borderline Personality Disorder. Complicated right, yip that is me. One imperfect person coming your way, but that’s okay cause I have a God who loves me, a family who loves me and friends who I hope love me.

Life has not always been easy but here I am on the other side alive and well. Surprise, surprise, but’s that’s my Higher Power for you. Right so just to clear things up my Higher Power is my God they are one and the same.

I love taking photographs and hanging out with my friends but often just need my space time where I can ignore the world and cuddle up in bed with my own company.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey there Carrie-Jean! I hope this finds you well.
    Have you heard of Our Lived Experience – a new South African blog for those with bipolar disorder. It’s awesome and even though I live in California, I read every post.

    My friends run it and they are looking for contributors – the URL is:

    take care!


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