Why "71º & Sunny?"

I consider 71º to be the perfect temperature. Not too cold and not too hot. I also love perfect sunny days. The vast majority of days are not 71º & Sunny and yet, all days were created by God's hand and they are still gifts, even if they don't fit my ridiculous definition of perfection. My struggle with OCD has at times imprisoned me in an impossible attempt to achieve perfection. I'm now learning to love all kinds of days that don't even come close to 71º & Sunny.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Scenes from Boston-OCD Conference-Day 1-Post 3

The Boston Westin Waterfront. This year's
Conference location. A beautiful hotel and
a great spot for the conference.

The view across the street from the hotel

Enjoying our time together. Notice
our Boston sweatshirts!

The Boston waterfront - near the hotel.

A gorgeous summer day in the city.

Some Of My Favorite People-OCD Conference-Day 1-Post 2

I walk through the hotel hallways and pass hundreds of people. Many of them are laughing and talking, rushing to and fro. I see almost no evidence of compulsions or any manifestation of OCD. Yet, I know better. These are people that have suffered. Terribly. I am working hard to stop from weeping at that thought as I sit here in Grand Ballroom B of the Westin Boston Waterfront, while waiting for the beginning of the next workshop. It is heartbreaking and simultaneously inspiring, because this group of people does not give up, even in the face of tremendous challenge. Many of them are here to learn, to grow, and to advocate on behalf of their fellow sufferers. And while OCD is grotesque, the spirit of the people that have gathered here this weekend is beautiful.

Being OCD At The OCD Conference-OCD Conference-Day 1-Post 1

Sigh. I put together a great video of our ride in to Boston this morning for the Annual OCD Conference. And I deleted it accidentally. Because I was double checking it because my OCD was telling me that maybe I unintentionally filmed something inappropriate. Of course I didn't! Ah but such is life with OCD. Maybe it's for the best. Wifi is a bit spotty here and vlogging is more stressful. So while you won't be seeing my smiling face this weekend, I will be posting throughout to give you a little taste of the conference. So stay tuned - I'll be back!!