|This is a happy face. Albeit, I am not looking at the camera, but oh well, I'm happy!|
Bjorn and I at Market Wines in Findlay Market enjoying a pumpkin cider (me) and a pumpkin porter (Bjorn).
I have seriously been enjoying some impromptu fun over the past two weeks, and I wanted to share some of what I've been up to. Usually my OCD brain tells me I have better things to do than go out on a whim and do something "crazy." And by "crazy" I do mean going outside of my planned, OCD-brain schedule. So these past two weeks, I have not had any obligations or plans per say. I've just rolled with the punches. If I felt like going somewhere, I did. If I wanted to stay home, I did that too! I've actually not allowed myself to say "no" to an opportunity that sounds fun!
In the past my OCD brain has many times talked me out of doing fun things for whatever crazy reason: I'm tired, I have to clean, I have other responsibilities, I have schoolwork, or just plain old I'm busy! That's the killer--I'm busy always works on me. I can always find, in my mind, some better reason to NOT do something fun. And it SUCKS!! It's just my mind playing tricks on me. For what reason? For no reason, really. I just convince myself that I have better things to do, and I miss out on something great. That is the reality of OCD--no rhyme or reason; it's just there controlling your thoughts.
I have been doing relaxing and saying "yes" to opportunities that pop up for awhile, but I have been doing extremely well with this in the past few months. Here are some great last minute things that I said "yes" to and had a blast doing. Not all of them are out of the ordinary, but they are great for me to keep my brain quiet and to keep me on my path of happy!
#1 Beard Barons
Rachael and I went to see Bjorn compete at the beard competition his club the Cincinnati Beard Barons put on at Memorial Hall in downtown Cincinnati.