IOCDF blogger Alison Dotson is attending the 21st Annual OCD Conference for the first time this year, and will be blogging about her experiences all weekend in Los Angeles.
I arrived in LA early this morning for the first day of the conference, and it’s been a blast so far! I’ve already made so many connections, and I’ve finally met people I’ve only known through email and Facebook.
Tonight IOCDF held a reception for conference speakers, where I met IOCDF staff members, a few authors of books on OCD, three fathers and one mother of adult sons with OCD, a young woman who just two years ago couldn’t step on sidewalk cracks and is now an advocate–just to name a few. Everyone is so open, ready to share their own stories as well as listen to others’.
I’ve been up so long today I had to deny everyone my mad skills at pub trivia, opting to linger there a bit before heading back to my hotel room. I need to rest up now because everything will be in full swing tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. I can’t wait to see who shows up to my book signing at 12:30 tomorrow, and to attend as many sessions as possible.
See you tomorrow!