February 5, 2018: Compulsive Behavior – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – (Part 1)

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Good Afternoon My Friends!  How are you post Superbowl 2018?  Or, for those of you that don’t celebrate this auspicious non-holiday event, how was your weekend overall?   😛 😜 😝

My weekend was not too shabby.  It started off pretty good, but slowly I started to feel a bit under the weather.  “Who came up with that phrase, because, aren’t we technically under some form of weather?” Well, as of this morning, I found out I have yet another bad sinus infection.  I’d rather have that than the alternative of the flu.  Which seems to have taken over the entire country.  “Anywho”…

It was nice to go shopping and spend time with my dear friend “JT.”  Who by the way, introduced me to an artist that designed an amazing piece of a dragonfly with gold leaf.  Some of you may know what I’m talking about because I wrote about it only on Saturday.  In case you don’t know what in blazings name I’m talking about, here is another picture of the said piece…

The great debate in my head as to if I was going to treat myself to purchasing this fine piece for $400 by the middle of this upcoming Summer caused me to rethink my decision.  By the way, thank you,  for those who helped me along to make the sad decision.  I decided against it for reasons being…

  1. I still wanted to save along the way in order to visit my Mom again come May or June.  That alone would cost me quite a bit.  Plus, I’d rather see my Mom, and not stress over another expense.
  2. It was only recently, (April 2017) when I was no longer residing in a transitional home for the homeless for 2 years.  Those memories alone scared the dickens out of me.  I’d rather put the money I do save towards an emergency fund.
  3. I originally was not thinking correctly, but compulsively.
  4. Sure, I wanted this piece so very much, I could taste it. But, I had to look at this logically.
  5. My (OCD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder was reacting, and not my logic.

Every time I see a mess at a store I feel I need to fix it! Conceal, don't feel, let it go!

I’m not this bad, but damn near close.  This is something my friend “JT” would do.  LOL!  🤗


This week I decided to write about (OCD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  I have covered this topic previously but felt under the circumstances of me almost doing something off the cuff, I’d better remind myself, and my readers of how (OCD) can take over your life if you are not careful.

You might consider my behavior now a bit out of sorts, but I have to stop writing at the current moment because I have to dust and vacuum for the umpteenth time this week before I continue on.  This is part of my (OCD), I need order, and things clean at all times.  It makes my anxiety reach a point of no return unless I take care of this right away.  

As I mentioned, I will be writing about this all week in a 5 part series.  I would appreciate it if you shared your experience if any with me and my readers if you suffer from (OCD)?  I’d like to share this condition with my fellow bloggers as well.  Thank you, in advance.

Until tomorrow, have a wonderful Monday afternoon!

Take Care & God Bless,







  1. I’m not quite there yet and trying hard not to be obsessive compulsive. I do tend to spend on a whim but not on a daily, or even weekly basis. I can still control it somewhat, but I am noticing the symptoms of it becoming a total disorder. I am close to being a hoarder as well, except it is all new stuff from previous businesses that I just don’t want to part with. Blah.

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    • I appreciate your honesty. I know I use to spend on a whim all of the time, that obviously came to an abrupt stop when I became homeless.
      I don’t feel that it’s owed to me, but certain things that I truly want I really have to weigh the pros and cons.
      Word to the wise, be very careful with hoarding… That is all consuming, and truly eats away at your health in general. 🙂


  2. I haven’t been diagnosed with OCD, but my therapist says that I do have OCD tendencies that manifest in things like the image on your post. Things have to be just so. Things have to be done a certain way, and if they aren’t, I get anxious. Anyway, I’m sending love and light for a speedy recovery ❤

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  3. Beckie – I’ve got a thing about checking the door after I leave the house … I know I lock that &^%$ steel door, double lock in in fact, yet, I’ll walk away and go back. When I go to the garage which is attached to the house, whether I’m taking the car out on an errand, or just running it in the garage (I work from home, so the car stays put in the garage most days – I have to drive it around because it does not get driven enough … a 2009 Buick LaCrosse with 4,700 miles on it). Anyway, I’ll lock the garage and twist it to ensure it is locked, and, if I don’t go back and check it again. I annoy myself sometimes, but I guess I picture someone lurking around, (especially since crime seems to be getting worse and worse in our City every year) and saying “gotcha – you forgot to lock the door” … I was not always like that, and when my mom was still alive and I still worked on site, at the end of the day, especially in the Winter when I’d get off the bus and I’d just be glad to be home after a long day, and traipsing from the bus stop in the cold, snow or ice and dark, and I’d open the door and leave the keys in the door. I always had my “bus bag” tote bag hanging over my shoulder and the layers of clothes, heavy coat, etc. and was always leaving it in the lock – overnight on top of it. I’d go to leave the next morning and there was my keychain and the keys in the lock, even though I locked the storm door.

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  4. I’m looking forward to this series Becky, for as you know Hubby has OCD and must have a clean house at all times, but he works, so it falls to me to keep the house in a nice neat order, which for the most part I do. But it can be taxing on a relationship, and our children have a hard time keeping their room clean “because it bothers dad”. Our oldest is a neat freak, bordering on OCD, but her OCD is related more to food. She is one of the pickest eaters.
    And also Nicole is starting to exhibit OCD tendencies more in the form of obsessive worrying.


    • Thank you, so much for sharing your story and being a part of my series. It’s like I opened a can of worms with this subject matter. Someone has OCD or knows of OC first hand. It is not only taxing on the person that has it, but the others around them. Trust me I do know it. Again, Thank you so much for being a part of this. 🙂

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