Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

I just took an OCD test on Buzzfeed, and apparently I’m 100% OCD. While this is not an accurate test by any measure – it was way too easy, I think everyone would score 100% on this one – it also isn’t totally untrue. I know I’m a bit OCD. It’s something I’ve become more and more aware of the older I get. Or, rather, the more and more I try to dig in to my own mind, the more I’m finding out about myself…if that makes sense at all.

 

This summer has been a strange one for me. It went by very fast (which, if you’ve been reading this blog, you will know is totally okay with me) with lots of ups and downs along the way. I’ve been trying to do a lot of self-evaluation, a lot of mental and emotional work on trying to figure out the reasons why I do (or don’t) do things. I was diagnosed in May with ADHD, which, as a 31-year-old woman who would NEVER be described as hyper active, was totally shocking. At first I just kind of stared at my therapist, wondering if I should laugh it off and immediately find a new therapist once this session was over. But then she explained why she thought this diagnosis was accurate – feelings of impulsivity to the point of fear, starting things and never finishing them, high creative highs followed by depressing lows, a sense of underachievement, chronic procrastination. Yup, all of the above. 

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