I'm well along in my recovery and I'll tell you it's different than I thought it would be. For me, at first I felt an almost emptiness. My obsessive thoughts had been there for so long and I focused so much on my recovery for a long time that now, with them gone, a void was created. It was like, "Now that my thoughts don't bother me and I'm not chronically anxious, what do I do?" It was very liberating but almost anticlimactic. Now I'm doing ACT work to reconnect with my values on a deeper level and I'm feeling more purpose again and more like myself again! I'm laughing more, smiling more, singing more, getting back in touch with things I'm passionate about. That's a good reason why it's so important to stay true to your values while suffering with OCD. I still have the occasional trigger that will make me a little anxious, but using the tools that my therapist has given me makes all the difference.
Recovery is possible and I know how awful it can be to suffer with OCD. You're not alone, you can do this!