It’s been a while and I keep thinking of reasons why I’d write later, but there is no good time like the present! A lot has been going on. In a future post I will write about how my OCD has mostly cleared up. I thought this was impossible. With such severe OCD, I really thought it could be managed, but not cured. I am unbelievably grateful for this.
I have recently moved out on my own. I have never lived on my own so it’s quite exciting, but lonely at times. My husband and I broke up, so hence the move. He is a person with many lovely qualities, but also some destructive and incompatible issues so, it was time.
I started self harm again and couldnt be more upset about it. I also have a new therapist and therapy is very difficult, but very helpful in that I feel a strong connection with my therapist. He challenges me to question that which I’d rather not. It’s going well.
I have been quite depressed lately, and my self esteem has gone from ok-ish to non-existant. I know it will take some time for things to get better, I just hope and will strive to not make as many stupid decisions until then. I am hoping though, that without the OCD, my options are now more available to me like going to school or traveling. One thing that my last therapist had me do was to think of all the things OCD took from me. I listed off things like being in school, traveling, visiting my family… It wasn’t until I thought about it that I got the motivation to really change my life. It made me upset to think of what I was missing out on, but I also knew it didn’t have to be that way.
A lot of people ask me what else they can do besides therapy, either due to finances or a lack of trust for therapy. Therapy helped me greatly, but it’t not the only option. Not one thing works for everyone. And, that’s what my blog is about…trying stuff and seeing what works.
So, at this moment I am sitting here with strep throat (ow), but am excited to share my story of how I got my OCD under control. Till then, take care.