Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I Made It

The house sale closed on Monday. It was not exactly a fun two weeks, but it was pretty okay, all things considered. A few weeks ago I stopped my medication, not by design, but because for some reason I forgot to take it. This time, my anxiety did not increase. I also think I'm getting better at using cognitive skills and exposure work, which certainly didn't hurt.

So now I have what I think is a date next week. I'm going hiking with a friend, but it doesn't strike me that we'd be going on a hike if it weren't a date. Anyway, I'd like it to be. This is a person who has noted that spending time with me is pleasantly low stress. Now, if we end up in a relationship, I know that I can't pretend to be mellow all the time, just to keep him happy. On the other hand, I'm happier when I'm mellow, too, so I want to really double down on practicing my OCD coping skills. We'll see what happens.


  1. Yay, the house closed! And that's great that the anxiety has gotten better, too. And that you're looking forward to spending time with a date. :-)

  2. Congrats on the house!

    How'd the hike go?

  3. Congratulations on your closing! And I like your reasoning about working on "being mellow." Hope the "date" went well.

  4. Good luck with stopping your medication! It is the right thing to do, in my opinion.