My parents blessed me with good looks, intelligence, searing wit, modesty…and a slightly misfiring brain. I was officially diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in 2012, though I’d been having symptoms as early as 1991, when I was ten years old. My battle with OCD’s made me into a mental health advocate, and in February 2013 I became Calgary’s Community Correspondent for a national organization called Partners for Mental Health. I blogged about Partners for Mental Health and its campaigns until it was assimilated into two other organizations in late 2017. I continue to blog about my journey to conquer OCD.