Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When a passion becomes an obsession

Everyone who knows me knows that I have recently taken up a new hobby in photography. Well, I would have to call it more than a hobby since I'm undertaking a diploma in photography and am hoping that I'll be able to eventually take professional shots and make money doing something that I really love.

Yeah, that sounds great, doesn't it? The one problem I have encountered is that I can become a bit obsessive, and when this happens I can look at the time and wonder where the entire day has gone. It's quite productive with my photography skills as I'm getting better the more shots I take, but it's not productive with everything else. After all I have another course that I need to keep up with (yeah, with quizzes happening every week as well as homework needing to be submitted that's really important), and then there's also my writing. I have a lot of stories that need to be finished so they can venture out into the world.

I know that one thing I need to improve is my organisation. I need to be able to arrange my time so that I'll only stick to that time and not get too engrossed in an activity that I'll totally forget that I need to move on. So, I think I've got a lot of work to do.

I don't think there's anything wrong with being a bit obsessive, because at least I know that I'll enjoy the task I'm doing and I'll stick at it, I just have to work on the fact that I've got more than one thing happening in my life and I need to get everything done.

So I need to learn how to manage my time better, or I'll petition for more hours to be added to the day. As much as I'd love the latter to happen, I think I'll just work on the former.

My question for today is: Have you ever had a hobby or other activity that you have become so obsessed with that that has completely gotten away from you?

3 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Um, yeah. Photography. LOL It's sooo easy to get lost in that one shot. I had to cut back on it because of the time element. Which reminds me. I had to buy another DSLR because my other one died, but I still haven't read the manual yet. It's like a NOVEL!!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Considering how many guitars I now own, my wife would say it has...
Cool you are doing photography!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Yes writing but you just have to find a balance or at least remember to do other things.

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