Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Kind of Amazing Weekend

Yesterday L and I went to the beach. It was great! I managed two public bathrooms, with a bit of anxiety, but nothing too strong. I didn't take my shoes off on the beach, which may have been a little odd, but I think it was an okay choice. Mostly, I just didn't spend too much of the day worrying, which was so nice. The weather was gorgeous, despite a forecast that called for clouds.

I packed all the lunch food, with really almost no stress. That was great! Then after we stopped to buy drinks at a gas station right before lunch, I didn't bother to wash my hands before eating. That was tougher, but not so bad.

Then, today, oh my goodness! I went to visit my aunt in the hospital. I had planned to take the bus, in order to keep the hospital germs out of my car, but I decided to heck with that! I drove, I used the bathroom at the hospital, I drove home, and I didn't even change my clothes when I got home. I feel some anxiety, but as always, it's faded fairly quickly.

Thursday I was an OCD wreck, but let's just celebrate success today, shall we? That'll be a story for another day.


  1. That's great. Past hard work and struggles are paying off. I am so glad you made the opportunity to enjoy yourself, and then did it! Let this victory embolden you to more exposures and more victories. Life gets bigger when we let it. All the best. I enjoy following your journey.

  2. Agreed! Celebrate your successes b/c those are no small feats! I can certainly relate, as many of the things you did would also be hard for me, but more and more I have been pushing myself to do them, as well! Good for you! I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourself. Sometimes just having the chance to relax and have fun seems as helpful as directly facing your OCD head on! It sounds like you did some of both!

  3. So awesome! Thursday may have sucked, but hey, we all have our moments. So happy for your successes yesterday, though! :)

  4. Yay!!! I am so happy to hear you went to the beach and took the OCD on! If you did everything the OCD told you to, you would've still had OCD misery catch up with you eventually.