I think i know where you are coming from. When i was on my full dose of meds i had absolutly no interest in nothing, zipp nada nothing. Well after living a year like that i finally went to my Pdoc and asked if i could reduce my meds by half to see if i could get some interest in life back and some of that hypomanic energy. THat was about 4 months ago and i have gotten back some of that zest for life, however with a measure of control that i didnt have before i was diagnosed. Do i have the occasional bad day, yep, cant be helped. But all in all i feel alot better and am enjoying life now a whole lot more than before. Think of it as Bipolar Lite
Now as for job stuff i feel you there. I did bicycle work for 22 years and really had a "been there, done that" attitude. There really wasn't much that i hadnt seen 20 times before. So i changed up (this was a part time job) and got into loss prevention (catching shoplifters). Wow, there is a job for people like us who can think fast and need a non tradition job enviroment to thrive in. I have excelled there and even have returned to the bike shop because of my love of bikes. SOunds like you have excelled so well that there isnt a challenge to you anymore, and that is a death sentence for people like us who need to excell.
Hope this helps a bit. Keep posting.
I thought you all might get a kick out of my jobs and how they have changed as my life with bipolar has spun out.
20-30 managed a bicycle shop, got my degree in history, long term relationships (lasting 2-3 years) with women, very stable.
30-41 Worked in Bomb Disposal for 3 years before changing and becoming a full time firefighter. Part time job is now catching shoplifters in one of the busisest sears in the country. My bipolar has give me a fearless feeling and allowed me to do things that most people think are crazy (run into burning bulidings, defuse bombs, etc) married for that time and had a series of affairs that got out of control. (trust me when i mean out of control, about the only thing that wasnt involved was sheep)> LOL LOL LOL
I have found work to be a creative outlet and a sourse of possitive imput for me. I am highly valued(I like to think so. ) at all my jobs and work on average a 75-now 85 hour week. My wife who likes to relax at home wants me to stay home more, i try to explain to her that just relaxing around the house every night (i do take a night a week off and chill) would kill me and honeslty the boredom was one of the reasons i had all the affairs i did. But i need to be in a job that offers a VARIETY of outlets and tasks to be performed so i dont get bored. I was bored in the bicycle shop even though i LOVE bicycles with all my heart.
I'm not saying this is for you, i have found a way to incorperate my disorder into my life and make some money at it. But i can see how it would be hard to leave a good paying job in this economy but at the same time be really bored doing what you do.