I’m pretty new to this site, and I thought I’d say hello. I’m living in Vermont, where I’m totally unprepared for winter, except for the fact that I have tons of wood for my fireplace and tons of coffee to drink. So really, what more do you need?
Ok, gloves, a warm coat, boots, snow tires, a shovel, I know! I’m working on it!
Other than that, it’s a daily battle against contamination. It’s like a minefield out there. I thought I brushed up against something dirty tonight and boom – had to change my pants. And I know I didn’t even touch it at all, just thought I might have. So with the washing, cleaning, marathon shower sessions, etc, is it any wonder I’m way behind on winter and, well, everything?
I am trying to turn this around though. I’m seeing a therapist for the first time (my OCD has been around for about 15 years or so) and I’m nervous about that but I’m hoping it will do some good.
And tonight I’m fighting back. I’ve had that Twisted Sister song in my head all day, We’re Not Gonna Take It, and I’m using that as my mantra. I’ve been working out, taking care of business around my place and at work – I even sprinted through the snow in nothing but an undershirt to get the mail at the end of my driveway. Why? Who knows? I just did it, dammit! I’m no longer taking crap from anyone, especially that infernal OCD part of my brain!
So basically I’ve been reduced to using a Twisted Sister song for support. Sad, eh? Oh well, whatever works!
Cheers! Thanks for reading.