I’ve Enjoyed our Time Thus Far…

IU Clocktower
 Clocktower

Today is not going to be a post about my struggles and whatnot.  Nope.  This post is about ALL of you who have made me feel inspired and energetic about life and have enouraged me even when I didn’t feel like I deserved such kind words.  Today was quite the landmark for my little blog.  I officially have over 3,000 lovely followers! 

When I first began this journey toward finding myself beyond OCD, I can honestley say that I NEVER thought anyone would be interested in reading what I had to say.  I think my entire life I’ve had self-esteem issues, which have diminished quite a bit in the last few years.  However, I believe I have been stuck in the mindset of having to constantly feel like I need to apologize for myself or feel ashamed about the way I look or dress.  You all have given me the confidence to highlight who I am a little better and with honesty.

The photo above is the iconic clocktower at my Alma mater, which makes it into just about every photo of the university alongside the sample gates.  My boyfriend and I decided that the weather was not perfect or wonderful, but decent enough to go out for a walk and take pictures.  There wasn’t much to photograph because nothing is blooming yet and the lighting wasn’t particularly great either, so what I had to work with was limited.

The picture might seem random, but it’s not.  To me, I feel like this photo of the clocktower in the background represents the time I’ve had with all of you and the future yet to come.  I will be honest.  I didn’t notice that the lamp was broken until I got home and looked at my pictures, but now that I notice it I can’t help but notice anything else about the picture 😉  I hope you can look past that imperfection and see what I see and appreciate the time we’ve been allowed to share.

Once again, thank you for all the kindness and support you’ve given to me.

Best,

M.

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166 thoughts on “I’ve Enjoyed our Time Thus Far…

  1. That’s a great post and I think the photo is absolutely perfect for the subject. Looked intentional to me. Thanks for liking posts on my blog – I appreciate it a bunch. Thought I’d hop over and meet you. Nice to “meet” you. Jenn

  2. I’ve finally had the time to catch up on your blog and I feel like I can relate to you on so many levels. Your positive attitude towards anxiety and OCD is refreshing and inspiring! Congratulations on your 3,000 followers!

      1. I’ve been trying to find blogs written by those who suffer from anxiety disorders but my biggest problem so far is that I can’t relate to the majority of those writers. It seems most people blogging about anxiety are experiencing considerable depression and full blown disorders that prevent them from leaving their homes; they don’t write about conquering and coming to terms with their fears. But you do so openly, honestly, and with an optimistic approach. You come off as a normal individual who just so happens to have OCD and is willing to deal with it. Very inspiring!

        I especially enjoyed My Zoloft Nightlife and Love in Times of OCD as I’ve had very similar experiences in both cases. It’s always nice to know someone is in the same trenches as you.

      2. You are so right. I don’t experience depression, not every day anyway. I find that too many are wallowing in self pity and sharing it with others who could also use a smile and a hug. It’s kind of my goal to be as optimistic as possible about myself and my life. I mean, we all have to live, right? Why not try to make it enjoyable? I’m glad that you liked my posts. The zoloft one is actually one of my favs 😉

  3. Hi Megan, thanks for liking my post 🙂 I’m new to this whole blogging thing. I understand what it is to go through OCD, and certainly what it feels like to cope with self esteem issues. It’s fantastic if your time here has inspired you so and given you more confidence. It’s really nice to be able to meet people with similar experiences. I love your photo too!

  4. Holy smokes, 3000 followers?! Make me 3001!

    And I was feeling pretty good about getting past 100 followers!

    And I love the picture. If the light were on there’d be some perfect broken but still works thing going on or something….

  5. I think that this is so wonderful! Thanking us for being part of your interesting posts! We should thank YOU! for sharing so much of yourself. You are inspiring to some who may face the same challenges but inspiring to us who don’t have much to deal with at all, in comparison.

  6. Hey Megan, thank you for dropping by my blog. Always nice to see a new face, esp. considering I began the blog just recently! Anyway, looks like I have a whole lotta catching up to do with your blog, so let me get going with that 🙂

  7. Megan, A possible title for this photo could be: “Time to fix the lamp” 🙂 But I really like it. It reminds me that all of us are a little broken inside, yet we can still shine. Congrats on your 3000 mark, and thanks for your courage.

  8. Thank YOU!
    As someone struggling with a disorder you are absolutely inspiring.

    I love the photo you took – the broken lamp and not realizing it until afterwards just adds to the beauty of it.
    Keep up the amazing work, I look forward more!

  9. Gosh, thanks so much for liking one of my posts so I could find you here. OMG, I sooooo relate to a “war in my brain” egads! Maybe we were separated at birth, LOL. 🙂 I’m now following your blog, and look forward to getting to know you better. Thanks again, it’s lovely to be here. 🙂

    1. Oh my goodness! Your kitty looks like Chester 😉 I love tabbies, they are the best! Perhaps we are long lost twins. I’ve always felt a part of myself was somehow missing 😉

      1. Thanks, glad you like my kitty photo, his name is Precious and he is a sweetheart (except he seems to like to attack the two other cats for ‘fun.’ (Sigh.) Tabbies rock! LOL, we could be long lost twins, stranger things have happened! 🙂 Hee hee hee!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on your 3,000 followers!
    You know, I was focusing on the clock tower and didn’t notice the lamp was broken until you pointed it out. Most people don’t notice what’s wrong with us as much as we do.

  11. A broken lamp does not a broken picture make.

    PS typo alert:
    “… and energetic about life and have enouragedencouraged me…”

    One person’s ‘OCD’ is another’s ‘attentiveness to detail’.

  12. Love your blog, as does everyone else here! Congratulations on that – 3000 followers….and one of them is me!

  13. I love you blog! I also love writing/reading about OCD. Maybe it’s because I have the pleasure of being “a client”, if you will. Never doubt for a second that it diminishes who you are or the value of you worth.

      1. I think that’s the only thing that makes sense, being true to yourself! Congrats cuz that takes courage! I do it with poems, you do it with articles but none the less its with words!

  14. Hi Megan – The photo is perfect, here is what I see. Even though it’s not “perfect” the lamp post continues to stand and time continues to pass. Bet that hole in the side means when it is on that imperfection allows it to be even brighter than those around it. All the best from an Indiana born, Louisiana living girl ( warm is better ).

    1. I love your analysis of the photo. You describe the human condition quite perfectly 🙂 You’re a lucky gal to live in, what I’ve heard anyway, such a beautiful place 🙂

  15. Hi again Megan, actually i like Ur photo, it’s bring different feeling, it’s something I wanna ask since 1st time reading Ur blog, the Korean Hangul behind Ur name Megan, are U studying Korean language perhaps? 🙂

    1. Hi! Thanks for asking 🙂 I studied Korean for a year at my university and by myself for the past 4 years. My boyfriend is Korean and that’s where I got the inspiration 🙂

      1. Actually, I went to Indiana University in the US, but I did study the Korean language here for a year. I would love to go to Ehwa Women’s University in Seoul for my Master’s though 🙂 I have a friend who is a faculty member there and it would be great to see her again.

  16. It is amazing and frightening at the same time to realize how much other people can affect us. We can find warmth, energy and motivation in other people’s feedback. We can also feel offended or hurt by them. Thus, we certainly should choose who do we want to have relationships with. We probably also have to learn to exist for ourselves first, namely to acknowledge and value exterior influence, but not depend on it.

    Congratulations for the success of your blog. It seems to me that you deserve it.

  17. Megan, hi and thanks for liking my book blog! I have anxiety too, PTSD. While I never had OCD myself I had to live with a perfectionist abuser for 10 years (thus my books are devoted to women in recovery from abuse).
    I love the cracked lamp, to me it’s a reminder flaws are a part of us to embrace.
    Keep writing 🙂

  18. Many’s the time I’ve taken a photo and been staggered by a “blatant” detail I originally missed. It just goes to show that we often see what we want (or expect) to see. We don’t give “the truth” a chance to sink in. We may even see a person in that mindset, rather than look at how they really are.

  19. Your composition on the picture with the tower and lamp is very artistic. Photography is such a cracker jack box of delightful surprises. So is writing. Things grab other people’s hearts in unexpected ways. Try to give ’em answers much more than posing hopeless questions. The inspiration will draw them back. You will have helped a fellow traveler/s. Keep sending them out, Friend..Doug

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