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…

Obsessions about safety.

So, we’ve been very fortunate that my husband hasn’t had to travel much at all since our daughter was born. That’s about to change. He’s going to be hitting the road (or the air, if we’re being accurate) more frequently in the coming months and I have really been struggling with how far is too far…

Expanding the circle…

Tonight, I’m feeling really jittery. I’m so excited to join the team at MKE Moms Blog, but my facebook page was immediately flooded with friend requests from other contributors. You see, I’m neurotic when it comes to social media. Facebook is the only place where I post my children’s real names and photos of their…

A new forum…

So, today, I found out that I was chosen to be a contributor for the MKE Moms Blog. This, for me, is amazing because the current contributors are people I consider to be great writers and amazing women, and I’m humbled to have been chosen. This also means that I need to write a biography…

Transition time…

One of the biggest things I miss from my days of working was my commute home. Back when I was still teaching, I lived five minutes away from school. This was immensely helpful when I was in a hurry to get to work (still an hour and a half before the first bell) in the…