Are you an obsessive person? I am. My brain gets bored easily and I look for something to fill it. Then I obsess. Obsess, engulf, etc. I don't even mean obsess in a bad way, but really that is what I do. Now I am looking for a new obsession. It would be awesome if cleaning my house, cooking or, as my husband suggested, container gardening could be my next obsession. Unfortunately these suggestions are not hitting the mark. I would say that the obsession actually chooses me and not the other way around. After all, if I could choose it, then I would choose something healthy or financially rewarding.
Here is how the obsession usually works. I develop an interest in something, talk about it nonstop, read everything I can about it, search the web insessently for information on it and think of it to the exclusion of all else. The obsession ends when either it comes to its own conclusion (books, etc) or I feel I have learned all I need to know about it. Then I move on. I would actually call it a love of learning new things, but taken to the extreme.
Here are some of my past obsessions:
- Harry Potter
- Take Shape for Life Weight Loss Plan
- Homeschooling (I still homeschool, but the obsessive "learn all about it" phase has ended
- Various computer games
- Dave Ramsey
- Vacuum Sealing
- Attachment Parenting
- Wedding Planning
Some obessions I am contemplating:
- photography (I really want to do this one, but each time I start reading about it I zone out)