This past summer I was on a high. I had read a motivational book, which I was absolutely convinced had cured me of my depression. I went from being a brunette to a very platinum blonde. While in this momentum (that I would soon learn was known as hypomania,) I hired a blog designer. I created a banner for my new blog all by myself by following step by step instructions found on YouTube. I had yet to decide upon my niche, but I suspected that mental illness would be my primary focus.