Monday, 7 January 2013
I have an obsessive personality. Not in a stalker-ish way, I hope, but when I'm interested in something, it consumes my attention for a period of time. And then eventually, my interest moves on, and I drop whatever I'd been doing. I'm all or nothing. The time period varies, usually depending on how much fuel I give my obsession.
This one-track-mind obsessiveness was at its peak when I was a teenager. Then I got married, and it improved a bit. Then I had kids, and out of necessity, it improved a bit more. But I still find myself, in my spare time, immersing in one hobby/topic/activity at a time.
But I wonder, is this a bad thing? I'm not a psychologist, and I'm sure what I've described has another official name. Should I try to temper my obsessions, taking the motto, "In all things, moderation"? Or should I just go with what seems to be the way I'm made and allow myself to fall whole-heartedly into my current interest? Providing I don't neglect my family, of course.
My current obsession is knitting. Previous ones, which come and go in cycles, are sewing, different genres of fiction, medieval history, regency history, antiques, diy, home decor, gardening, blog reading, etc.