I thought people that were obsessed had mental health problems. To be able to eliminate all other issues when one had obligations to was just being self-centered.
In the past, I did not have time to be obsessed. I was too busy being a wife, a mother, a volunteer, a nurse, and a whole myriad of other things that needed to be done. I did not have time for an obsession.
I am now retired and am one of the lucky ones. I am healthy (good genes) and if my mum is anything to go by I have twenty-five more years left to do what I want.
Some people fear this, but not me. I have so many plans and they have started with writing. Pushing that ‘Publish’ button on Medium changed my comfort zone.
I have become obsessed. I fill my day with reading, writing, listening to webinars or reading articles on how to write better!
I write each morning (morning notes) as per Julia Cameron recommendation. It has been six weeks and I cannot imagine not starting my day without it! Once that is done the day begins.
They say this is a brain dump and once it is on paper, I no longer worry about what I wrote.
Now I have a second obsession. To be healthier as I age. I know genes can only take you so far. I run three times a week, and I just finished a half marathon in June (my sixth). I walk three times a week and go to exercise class twice a week. Now here is the real obsession.
I want to walk El Camino de Santiago. It is 500 miles long and I would like to do it in one go. Probably take six weeks.
I had planned to do this fifteen years ago with a friend but I had no time (so I said). I am trying to convince the same friend to do this with me now.
To be able to walk El Camino de Santiago; will I be able to do this? I don’t know. But my plan is to walk it when I am seventy years old — three years from now. So I need to obsess being ready with my friend… or without.
Now that is what being obsessed is about!