Well its that time of the year again. Thanksgiving. I know my OCD doesn't take holidays, but sometimes good things happen that make it seem a little less. I think this year I am most thankful for an opportunity I had virtually OCD free. I would like to share that, if you all don't mind.
My family is really close. I'm especially close to my older sister. While she still doesn't know about my OCD, I've always been able to talk to her in the past about anything. After dating a really nice guy for 6 years they finally got married this past August. I'm a florist by trade, and so we did the flowers for her wedding. I admit it was VERY stressful the 2days before the wedding and on the day itself it was doubly stressful. Setting up the church and all the flowers and having to be in a tux all before 2pm – my anxiety levels were off the wall. BUT when things finally came down to the moment of truth – to see my sister walking down the aisle, it was just – impossible to describe. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from me, like there wasn't a problem in the world. There were things I normally woulf freak out about – but I felt "normal" that day. Like I didn't have it. Ever since I've been trying to find out how to just "shut off the OCD" like that day. I haven't found it yet, but I will always be thankful for that day.
I'm also thankful for finally getting help this year and for joining the tribe! Hopefully I can learn to manage this disorder and give me some something to be thankful for next year! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! =)