When I was diagnosed with OCD last year I wasn't seeing much of my future. I was inside a bubble of fear, sure that nothing would ever change about me and that I was destined to be miserable for the rest of my life. The stability that I was going to gain didn't seem logical … Continue reading Taking it One Day at a Time
I have a lot of things that have happened in my life that I am perfectly fine talking about. I can put almost anything out there, but somethings hold me back. Talking about certain things with my family and friends that make me uncomfortable. I recently published a post called "What Triggered My OCD." I … Continue reading Things I Can’t Talk About
I woke up early on Tuesday morning to head out with my mom to do some shopping. We had to travel all the way to Lawrenceville. I’m not an early bird. I went to bed about two in the morning hoping that I could run on adrenaline later on in the day. I was to … Continue reading Retail Therapy is Real Therapy ( Not Just For the Mentally Ill)
As I Googled OCD, I came across something rather interesting. OCD is no longer considered an anxiety disorder. For people who study anxiety this is rather fascinating news, but for me it was shocking. I can’t describe how I feel about this because if OCD was its own thing, that meant that I have three … Continue reading I Have Three Mental Illnesses
I learned very fast that boys can be tricky. They are even worse when they have good looks. You don’t know what you are truly getting into. I remember interacting with an Egyptian beauty and how it was over after our date not date to the mall about a year before. In my book, he … Continue reading Guys… Ugh!
What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Not Overly Cleaning Dysfunction. I couldn’t think of anything else that was close. But it doesn’t mean cleaning all the time. I get tired of people thinking that. Cleaning can be a compulsion, but there are many more things. OCD is a mental illness that falls under anxiety but … Continue reading What Isn’t OCD?
I never understood why I needed things to be a specific number, but I just do. I don’t like even numbers. I find them to be dreadful. Even numbers throw off the balance and the balance is supposed to have a number in the center. When I researched OCD, I found out that counting is … Continue reading Even Numbers Are Bad
Amidst everything going on with the hurricane I thought about what it would be like to have a dog, again. See I did have a dog when I was a teenager, but for reasons, I don’t want to explain. (My mom gave her away to a loving family with a grandma who would love on … Continue reading I Need A Dog
There is a rule in my house to never use my bathroom. It started when I was older and understood what germs were. When I was younger, people using my bathroom never bothered me, but I wasn’t the person cleaning it. Once you have to do something yourself, things change. As I went through puberty … Continue reading Don’t Use the Bathroom