This is a blog about living with OCD. I started it because, of all the things that are important to me, OCD is the one subject on which I have only found a handful of blogs addressing it.
Also, as a person living with OCD, I have a terrible time following through with things. Writing for publication (even blog form) is also a huge exposure for me. So this is a challenge I set for myself: to follow through with posting here, even if nobody else reads it.
What I write here is going to be aimed at people like myself, who have already been diagnosed and have lived with the disorder (a funny name for it, given its nature) for many years. I hope to focus my blogging on being positive and moving forward. I want to chronicle the ways I have succeeded in living a (mostly) functional life when, at one point, I was debilitated enough by my illness that I was almost completely removed from society.
I plan to write about tools and techniques I have used to handle my many symptoms in different situations. Of course, I am not a doctor, and I have no medical training. My somewhat far-fetched hope is that through this blog, I can create a small community where positive encouragement and ideas for living with OCD can be shared... but nothing, least of all a blog, can replace a real-life therapist and psychiatrist. I believe this fully, which is why I am sharing this disclaimer up front.
Welcome, if you are here and actually reading this post. Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts on whatever you read here. I hope to learn from others as I embark on this blogging journey.
6 months ago