Saturday, December 18, 2010

Doing Great

Whether it's the medication, or the kick in the pants from my trip, or just random, I'm at least partway over the motivational hump I've faced for months now.

I've been doing exposures, pretty much never washing my hands at work, and feeling pretty good. On my trip, I got an extended glimpse of my non-OCD self, and I'm awesome! Friendly, happy, eager, curious, caring. A person I would really be happy and proud to be. If that's not motivating, I don't know what would be.

It's not perfect, of course, and I still have a lot of anxiety. But I feel equipped to move forward, and that's good news.


  1. That's awesome!! I think when I come to realize that I CAN like the non-OCD me and may even prefer it, my progress will move forward even faster. Good for you! Your progress is so refreshing!!

  2. I agree you are awesome! I'm so glad to hear that the non-OCD self is rebounding!

  3. I just came to the conclusion yesterday that I have OCD. It explains everything about me from kindergarten on. This summer we went on a family vacation and I was determined to enjoy it and just take things as they came. I had so much fun and my family actually enjoyed my company. But rather than being motivated by times like that, I just get depressed that I can't be that way all of the time. Good luck on your journey. Maybe you can motivate those of us who cannot motivate ourselves.