Back to school…and all those school feelings

So, tomorrow, bug will be heading off to his first day of 3K. Yesterday, we had an orientation, and it triggered a couple of my compulsions, namely, comparing myself to others and what my therapist refers to as “trying to be a perfect mom.” I had been doing well with those compulsions, mainly because I…

I’m afraid to have another baby…

My daughter is about to turn 1, and the questions are coming. Are you done now? Going for three?  The short answer is I really don’t know. While my parents have touted what they call “the prime directive” (never let the kids outnumber you) for as long as I can remember, I never really thought…

I hear you and I’m honored. Thanks, readers. 

I had been struggling to find my motivation lately.  It felt like I was just sending my thoughts out into the chasm and that nobody really cared what I had to say. Then it happened.  Yesterday, I had Twitter message conversations with three different people who stumbled across the blog. They all related to what…

#OCDCon Day 1 Recap

So, I’ve made it. I’m in Chicago at the 2016 IOCDF Conference and it is awesome so far. I don’t quite know how to sum it all up, but here are 5 highlights of the day: 5. Daily Life as an Exposure– this was the topic of one of the talks I attended, and also…

A purpose…

I’ve been floundering when it comes to my purpose lately. Yes, taking care of two beautiful children and our home is a job in and of itself, but I’ve been feeling something missing. Something I do for myself. I started praying about it. When intrusive thoughts are a part of your daily existence, I think…

Life is good.

Yesterday, I had an appointment with the psychiatric nurse practitioner that prescribes my medications. It went really well. She mentioned how nice it was for her to see someone with OCD for whom treatment was working, because it’s not something she sees often. I feel so blessed. Yes, some of the side effects of my medications…

Impostor Syndrome…

I apologize for not having written in awhile, I’ve been struggling with the feeling that I’m not really a blogger and I don’t really have anything worthwhile to say. The rational part of me knows this isn’t true. I mean, I don’t need to have anything earth-shattering to say, this blog is my truth, (or…

Words have power #endthestigma

So tonight, my husband and I were talking about what was going on in presidential politics (don’t worry, I won’t endorse or slam anyone, this blog is not meant to be political) when my husband said: “If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d be thinking of voting for (insert candidate name here) I…

Why I wrote for a month

If I manage to post again tomorrow, I will have written every day for the entire month of February… …yes, February is the shortest month, but it’s still a month, so it counts. …and there were 29 days this year, so there. For some, this might have seemed like a silly goal. For me, however,…

Asymptomatic

Today was one of those days that was so good I wondered if maybe my OCD diagnosis wasn’t real. Like maybe I just exaggerated my symptoms and I’m really neurotypical. That’s how good today was. I mean, I know my diagnosis is real. BELIEVE me. Some very brilliant mental health professionals established that and reading the…