Friday, July 2, 2010

Putting it in Writing

There's a sewer repair project on the street in front of my house. Of course sewers = yuck. I've been avoiding walking by it, especially since it rained yesterday and the ground is still wet. But I know the best thing I can do is go out there and walk by it. So I'm putting my goal in writing to increase the chance that I'll go out there. Will report back later.

Edited to add: I did it! The first time I went, it was dry outside. Then about an hour later, it started raining again, so I went back! Another one of those exposures that once I did it, I thought, "what was the big deal?"


  1. you are brave! I came across your blog when searching for "beat ocd"...I also deal with contamination OCD. I can't imagine deliberately walking by a sewer project. I think all your exposure experiences are fantastic and give me hope that I can do this too. Thank you for writing your blog, it is such a relief to hear about others on the same journey.

  2. Hi, anonymous. Thanks for the comment, and thanks for reading. There's a nice little "OCD blog community" online, and it's been a helpful source of support over the last year.