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About me: Until May 2013, I was an academic, who was in pursuit of her PhD degree in one of the many social sciences. I received my MA last May (2012) and was hoping to have my PhD in the next 7 years… many happenings in my life though and finally listening to God’s voice I realized I needed a new life path. So while I don’t think I’m exactly in the place I need to be… I’m in the exact right place to find that place… if that makes sense…

But anyway the focus of this blog is mainly how to get by as an individual/academic and particularly an individual/academic suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have apparently had it my whole life, but it did not hinder my life very badly until Summer 2011 when I was diagnosed with Severe OCD. Thankfully through medication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy my OCD is hardly present.

So anyway this blog is a way to help me cope with living with OCD. To mourn the loss of myself this past year and to celebrate who I am now. To realize that I can still have the life that I want.  To help others who are going through the same thing. Also I will often just post about my wanderings through life… b/c I must say it is rather entertaining sometimes… in a sad comical way lol.

Anyhoo, that is about it. Let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns. I would love to help in any way I can :).

 

6 responses to “About

  1. Noel

    March 26, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    It is very brave of you to share about this illness in your blog. Don’t give up in life, it seems that you are already on your way to your goals. Keep it up!

     
    • cuidado747

      March 26, 2012 at 9:18 PM

      Thanks Noel! When I was first diagnosed with OCD, I was searching everywhere for answers and help. One of the places I found it was in blogs. If the publishing of my struggles can help just one person with OCD to know they are not alone, then I will know that all that I go through is not in vain. 🙂

       
  2. ocdtalk

    June 18, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    So glad to hear your OCD is now mild…my son Dan’s OCD was also severe, and is now mild. You are an inspiration to those still suffering greatly from the disorder. Thank you!

     
    • Brooke

      June 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

      Thank you so much for your kind words! OCD is a struggle, but I’m trying to learn how to not let it lead my life for me. 🙂

       
  3. beinquisitive

    November 19, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    Do not give up! Really appreciate your courage!

     
  4. Rose

    September 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Hello! I stumbled upon your blog post about Frozen and it really touched me and I had some things I wanted to say that may end up being pretty lengthy. Do you have an email address where I could send you a private message?

     

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