Wednesday, January 2, 2013

OCD , O so D and Vogue Magazine

Vogue  just interviewed me for their magazine...OMG...I'm in vogue.  Ok, its' not for my face and especially not for my body its actually a story about OCD.  The writer had seen my blog title ; O so D and contacted me about my connection , if any to OCD.  The article is about women with OCD who have been able to take their "disorder" and turn it into something positive.  Well, it's true, I was diagnosed with OCD about twenty years ago although,  I've had it forever....When I was 10 , I was obsessed with the thought of  Russia bombing and the world ending (my poor mother). A headache was never just a headache, it most definitely was a brain tumor. I've never been  obsessed or freaked out by germs, I have however, always been a neat freak.. I love things in order and love for things to look a certain way.  But, that part of my OCD was a cake walk, it was the chronic worrying that became out of control and was something that drove me crazy(drove my husband crazy too).  About 20 years ago I started on an SSRI and decided to take my obsessions and turn them into something positive.  I have always loved design and loved styling.  Thus became the start of kelly McGuill Home, I can't say that I don't obsess at all but I can say that having OCD has made me a better person . And , if you look at my linen closet, you'd never  ever ever believe me.
Well, onto other things, I've never been one for making New Years resolutions however, this year I've decided that I am going to make a really big attempt   to blog more frequently. I have some new clients and new ideas...My next blog is going to be about secrets that Stylist and designers use  for their clients.  You don't need to have OCD to have the home or space that you want.....Stay tuned.  Happy New year.  xo kelly
(image from House beautiful, Ina Garten's organized kitchen)


the gardener's cottage said...

yay, you're going to blog more! can't wait for your next post kelly.

i think there must be a little ocd in all of us that love design don't you think?


Art and Sand said...

I am so glad that you are going to blog more. I love your blog, but so rarely see new posts. I'm looking forward to it.

An Urban Cottage said...

I started to write you an e-mail yesterday but saw a bright shiny object and I got distracted from finishing it.

I would say while you certainly COULD be in Vogue for your face, this is a great opportunity to get your name and talent out to the world. I will be your assitant!

Would love it if you blogged more!
Happy New Year to you, the family and the big puppy!

Crystal said...

Congratulations on the feature! As someone also affected by OCD, I admire your openness. :)

slip4 said...

Congrats on Vogue! I am very excited that you will be blogging more frequently. Looking forward to it!

Mairéad said...

Exciting news! I enjoy your blog and website which I found after googling your surname - seems we are both married to McGuills!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Vogue....Phenomenal! OCD seems to fit beautifully into your career from what I see!!

And more blogging......Hip hip! Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Yay! So glad to have you back & can't wait for the future posts! Always include lots of pictures (Please?!!).

A Perfect Gray said...

so wonderful about the feature. and I love your inspiring attitude about ocd. I have always enjoyed your blog and will look forward to more...donna

Tracy Parkinson said...

WOW! Next thing you will be in Anna Wintour's office, discussing a re-do. That is really exciting!

Anonymous said...

Whaaaa I can't believe it!! That's a fabulous news!! Can't wait to read your next posts!!!




Yay!!! Congratulations on Vogue. Boom!
Glad you are blogging what you have to say and show us!

Cris Mic said...

I am very glad to read your article!! It is very good to know that you are come out from ocd problem at same time I am feeling very bad that you had suffered 20 years. I have listed some OCD images here for you dear! Hopefully you will like those.

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