Thursday, November 3, 2011


I've been pretty aggressive with exposures lately. Not perfect by any means, but I've chosen to hang out with sick people, ridden the bus, gone to potlucks, scheduled events right after wet soccer games, worn "contaminated" clothes, touched "contaminated" things, not rescheduled when OCD said that I should.

I feel powerful and good. I feel terrified. I am determined.


  1. "I feel powerful and good. I feel terrified. I am determined." I love this statement. It reminds me that it's okay to be terrified, but that being determined and working through it, it will help me realize my own power. Thank you so much for the reminder.

    I'm so glad that you have been having these successes. : )

  2. Congratulations Ann - Your successes are a testament to your bravery and determination, and you give hope to those of us who are struggling or new to OCD treatments with a long road ahead. Your achievements will help me focus on my own battles with a renewed sense of optimism for my future success.

  3. Congratulations!!!! i;m happy for you. Every hard-won success gives you back a little more of your life. You go girl!

  4. Your drive and determination are an inspiration to everyone, whether they have OCD or not!