Guest Post: Christina From Webb Blogs

I am very happy to host the first guest post of 2022, from Christina.

So, here’s a little about me and my blog:
My name is Christina and I have suffered with severe OCD for close to 40 years. I say suffered because that’s exactly how it felt.

I grew up in the 80’s, when OCD wasn’t talked about. I didn’t know what was wrong with me, except that I did odd things and had horrible thoughts. I thought there was something terribly wrong with my brain, and I seriously thought I was going to die. I was terrified.

Nobody knew what I was going through. I kept it hidden from everyone for all those years. Hidden from every single person I knew.

A little over 10 years ago, I finally heard about OCD. Since then I have talked to many doctors, several therapist, joined many OCD groups, read as many books that I could, and spent many many hours online doing my own research. I wanted to know everything possible about this illness that caused me so much fear and stress most of my life. I then told a couple family members and my physician, but kept it a secret from everyone else.

When people ask me why I started my blog I tell them I wanted to share my story. I wanted to tell everyone, I wanted to write about all the things I went through no matter how embarrassing it was. I just needed to let it out, I no longer wanted to hide it. I also wanted to explain what it’s really like living with OCD. So many people aren’t aware of what OCD truly is. It is much more than being organized, it is much much more. It’s frightening, it’s exhausting, and it can be debilitating.

What I didn’t realize was going to happen when I started my blog, was all the positive feedback I started to get. People all over the world wrote to me. Some explained they were going through the same thing. Some wrote to say they never knew OCD was a mental illness. They thanked me and encouraged me to continue sharing my story. I even had emails from people that said they felt less alone after reading my posts. Those words touched me, and any regrets or embarrassment I had for sharing my story had disappeared. So not only do I write to help myself, I do it to spread awareness and hopefully to continue to help someone that is suffering alone like I once did.

Today I not only write about OCD, but I also write about panic attacks, addiction, depression, and whatever else happens to be on my mind. My blog is not only about mental health, I do share silly stories about life as well. I am learning how to live a happier life while having a mental illness. I am discovering who I am, what I want to do, and how to do it. Basically, at 51, I am searching for my joy.

So if any of your readers are interested in reading my blog, I would absolutely love for them to check it out. I hope something on my page they will find interesting.

Here is a link to her blog. Please visit, and welcome Christina to our wonderful blogging community.
https://webbblogscom.wordpress.com/

50 thoughts on “Guest Post: Christina From Webb Blogs

  1. Too many people seem to joke about OCD as if it was just a personality quirk. I appreciate you taking the time to educate readers about the pain of the condition. I am glad you are in the blogging world.

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  2. When I started blogging (2013) I had no vocabulary to talk about the OCD, anxiety and tourette tics that plagued my life. Conversations about it were impossible because I couldn’t put what I was feeling into words. Blogging has changed that, and now I’m far more comfortable discussing these issues. There are so many talented bloggers on wordpress advocating for those of us with mental illnesses. Thank you for being one of them.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your story Christina. I have no doubt that your transparency has and will continue to uplift many. @beetleypete Thank you for introducing us to Christina and her blog. Here is wishing you both all the best in 2022 and beyond.

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  4. It takes courage to share stories like this, but it is so important. It helps other people like yourself to not feel alone and writing about all the terrible things you suffered can be very therapeutic. I’m glad that things are better for you. Best wishes Christina.

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  5. I used to have a good friend whose behavior, I realize now, fit the description of OCD. But he never acknowledged that his behavior was atypical. One thing that struck me was that he was always arranging everything perfectly. He spent a lot of time on his personal appearance, and made sure his car was immaculate inside and out. He would spend an hour cleaning the bathroom, returning it to perfection, after every use.

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  6. Hi Christina, I think my mother had a form of OCD when it came to light switches, locking doors and turning off the cooker. I never realised as a child why she had to keep checking if she had turned things off / locked doors.

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  7. A great post, and a very necessary one. It was great to meet Christina, and I am sure many people will identify with her feelings and find inspiration in her blog. Thanks, Pete and good luck to Christina.

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