Exhaustion

I’ve noticed that I’m more irritable, more emotional, and less patient. While I know that writing doesn’t fix all of this for me, I do know that taking the time to regularly process my feelings is immensely helpful.¬†

Hoarding tendencies.

Of all my OCD tendencies, I think this is one of the ones most acceptable to my family. My father, the son of a mother who lived through the Great Depression and reused EVERYTHING (even tea bags!), holds on to just about anything that he thinks could possibly be useful one day. I get it….

Slippery slopes…

“And if this is where you are right now, I just want to say: OCD is a freaking liar, and it’s guilty of committing a logical fallacy. It is.”

an Imperfect rosary…

Praying the rosary has been difficult for me for quite some time, unless I am using an audio version. OCD really likes to climb into my prayer practice and tell me that I’m screwing it all up. (And yes, I know that it’s not actually possible to screw up prayer, but still, OCD is crazy.)…

Do we really love each other?

So, I’ve been doing pretty well lately. A lot of the harm obsessions have completely subsided and most days, if I didn’t know what to look for, I wouldn’t even notice that I have OCD. (I do, I know I do. But more days than not, I feel almost neurotypical.) But, right when one OCDemon…

September Update

This post may be incredibly short, as at this moment I am trying to keep tiny (two year old) feet off my keyboard. I felt compelled (not in a compulsive way, I promise…) to write and reclaim this corner of the interwebs. I admit, I moved away from this blog. I thought I could make…

Tackling the water with British Swim School

My kids received two free months of lessons and an ongoing discount in exchange for this post.¬†Like always, all opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading this blog, or know me at all, you know that I’m literally obsessive about my children’s safety. (I know, I know, I’m working on it, I swear.) That…

Living a life again

If I had to give you an excuse for not writing lately, it’s that life has gotten in the way. I say this in the best sense, because for once, life–and not my OCD–is dictating what I do. My children are growing like weeds and pushing their boundaries daily. I admit, I still struggle with…

Change nothing.

I’ve been in a really good place lately. I’ve actually been able to sleep at night and my time spent obsessing over things has gone way down. Physically, however, I’ve got a few things going on. Apparently I have hypothyroidism, which explains some of the weight gain. It also explains why I am always exhausted,…

Update! (and OCD Week Kickoff)

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated here. Sorry, friends! I started a new faith and motherhood blog (shameless plug: it’s http://www.mamafullofgrace.com) this month, and I admit that I’ve been putting all of my focus there. I’m starting to gain a lot of confidence in my blogging skills, and I’ve been receiving some pretty decent…