As we settle into a new year, I, like many others, have been taking stock of various aspects of my life. This blog has been an integral part of my identity for over five years now, and it has grown immensely and opened up opportunities beyond my wildest dreams. For that I am grateful.
My main goal from the onset of the blog has been to spread the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable, and the first-line psychological approach to treat OCD is exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. Five years later, my goal remains the same.
I hope this doesn’t sound like a good-bye post, because it’s not. In fact, I plan on continuing to post weekly, just as I have always done. However, because of time constraints, a lot of my posts will be reblogs of older, though still relevant, entries; I will plan to write new material at least once a month.
This has been an amazing year filled with interviews and speaking opportunities, mostly generated by the publication of my book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. I’m fortunate to have had so many worthwhile opportunities to advocate for OCD awareness, and I hope they continue in 2016. I’d like to branch out and speak at schools and parent meetings, and have other ideas how to best get the truth out about obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The amazing people I’ve met, both virtually and in person, are what spur me on. Thank you all for your continued support of ocdtalk, and I look forward to a 2016 where all those dealing with OCD will choose to work toward recovery and have qualified ERP therapists waiting for them. One can dream!