When I figured out what OCD was and what I was going through, I tried to think back to any experiences I had when I was younger that may have been a sign that it was coming/it had already been present in me. I thought back to a time when I was in high school and I went to a concert with my mom. It was an outdoor concert and there was a storm that we could see coming towards us in the distance. We had a water bottle we were drinking from and I suddenly had the thought that the water was going to cause us (more so my mom) to be struck by lightning. Because of that, I chugged the water and finished it before the rain came so I could keep us safe.
It was just interesting to think back on this and how scared I was in the moment of being struck by lightning. I don’t think that this caused the horrific reality of what OCD is for me now because the fear I had then did not qualify me as being a bad person, which is what I struggle with the most. I still think this was a sign that I would struggle with OCD in the future. Just a little story I thought might be interesting to someone here. If anyone has anything to add or any similar experiences please share!