That's one of the definitions of obsession and it definitely makes it sound like a very bad thing. In my case I don't consider my obsessions to be troubling at all - they may preoccupy me but they don't disturb me, at least not the ones that are actual tangible things. Perhaps, the "a compulsive interest" part of the definition suits me better. No matter, the way I see it, being obsessed with something helps more than hinders or harms me. (That's only my opinion) My tendency is usually to obsess over music or movies/tv shows or yes, the really big one - men. But obsessing over say... hmmm, I can't think of ANYONE right now, maybe it'll come to me later...
Don't misunderstand, I'm not stalker-crazy-obsessed (no promises there) and I don't think unrealistically about the object of my obsession (object of my compulsion?). I don't expect a white horse to gallop up and take me away to where-the-hell-ever but there's nothing wrong with thinking nice thoughts, right? My current obsession has also been very helpful to my muse - has become my muse perhaps - and I think as a writer (I'm still uncomfortable saying that), obsessions can easily become muses in a good but only if that obsession is already viewed as a good thing and not something "troubling". I'm rambling now so I'll take my leave. (PS I am definitely not obsessed with the songs Don't Come Home, In The Darkness or Making Circles, and I certainly haven't been listening to them all day on a loop for the past few days) Anyhow, have a good weekend. ;)
I can totally relate to your list of things you get obsessed with. I would have to add buying books to mine. My TBR pile continues to grow, but hey, reading makes me happy. :) It's something I do every day. I like the term "compulsive interest". That kind of describes me and books. :)ReplyDelete
Who can blame you for having an obsession with Christian Kane? Just look at him...and he can sing, too! :D
Have a great weekend, K-lee! May your muse be with you. :)
Can't say he does anything for me but I do have my obsessions.ReplyDelete
Darling, you know all about my obsession with books. My TBR shelf is growing and growing to a point that I forget I already bought a book and buy it again. Hmm, does it means that I have to organize my owned shelf? I guess so! :)ReplyDelete