Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back in the swing of things.

I'm back....I was in California for a few amazing but very busy days. My brother, Theo, who is one of my best friends, got married this last weekend to another one of my best friends, Jessie. :) Their wedding was incredible and easily the most unique nuptials I've ever been to. I will post pictures when I get some.

Being home for a few days was so wonderful on so many different levels. It was amazing to see family and friends! Seventy-five degree weather was an ecstatically welcomed change from the minus 5 wind chill that Wisconsin sent me away with. But the opportunity to experience the change that has taken place in my life over the last few months was priceless. I felt so different this last weekend. My mind processed life so much more rationally. I know that I still have a lot of work to do, but I was able to acknowledge and measure my progress in a way that I'm not quite able to when I'm here in a "controlled environment."

I actually don't have a lot of words at the moment. There is a lot I want to the more specific "victories" that I had being home, out in the "real world," but I'll do that at another time when I'm more engaged. I do want to say how unbelievably grateful and humbled I am by the generosity of The Peace of Mind Foundation. They single-handedly made it possible for me to go to Theo's wedding. Liz, who is the founder, has OCD. She understands not only the personal struggle of OCD but the social struggle and desire to want to be a part of "normal" life as well. Liz, and all of The Peace of Mind Foundation have been a HUGE advocate for my free spirit. Thank you, Peace of Mind Foundation, thank you!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Peace of Mind Foundation, for what you have done and continue to do in the life of my dear, wonderful friend.

    Kristen, I'm so happy to hear that you experienced some victories during your visit to California. I'm confident that you will continue to build on your success. Go, Free Spirit, Go. xoxo