You know those little sparks of curiosity that make you go “oh, I am instantly drawn to this, whatever it is!” ? Those little sparks of curiosity that turn in to little habits. Then those lille habits turn into unhealthy habits that start swallowing parts of your day. Well, I have come to terms with my habits having turned into obsessions that I cannot stop entertaining.
Those little sparks of innocent curiosity.. I cannot afford any more of those!
Obsession 1 Amazingly tragic reality TV.
What can I say? My work evolves around international relations and development, yet, there is nothing more satisfying than semi-acted out realty TV at the end of a long day. I feel such pleasure in thinking, “thank the world, that is not my life”. Does that make me a bad person? I would like to add I also get very involved and cry and laugh alongside the shows. Take “Say Yes to the Dress (ANY version – NYC,Atlanta, Canada or UK!), I get so emotional when the brides finally find their dress and they get to sparkle on their big day! On the other hand, there is guilty pleasure number 1 – Keeping Up With The Kardashians… Why on earth did I start watching this? I would appreciate your thoughts on this, as I find them not remotely inspiring, motivational or interesting.
Obsession 2 Youtube, more specifically beauty channels.
All of the videos above are recommended to me…
I cannot seem to watch enough beauty videos on Youtube. I will gladly watch any video containing a strangers top 5 “lippies” or “Faves and Hates of 2016” even though I never go to purchase any of the products I am bombarded with. Also, I love a good review of a product, especially when the product is not available in the UK and it is some sort of mission to locate it OR at a price range that would force me to live on oats for a month. I cannot get enough! I am talking Tati, NikkieTutorials and Thrift Thick. I actually had to stop and write to watch a new video from Thrift Thick…and I need to get a hold of the Milk Makeup Blur Stick..
Obsession 3 Adding products and clothes into wish baskets as if I am actually shopping.
Am I trying to make myself sad? I keep exploring new shopping/makeup sites only to start adding all that I like into a “wish basket” (such a sad basket, odds are I will never return to this.)
Obsession 4 Britain’s Darkest Taboos – omg – I am talking breakfast, commute to work, lunch hour and commute home.
This series is available on Netflix in the UK and I discovered it a few weeks ago. I have for as long as I can remember had a unhealthy obsession with any crime like show – Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS, Law and Order Special Victims Unit etc. So when I saw this documentary series was available on Netflix, I could not help myself. All the episodes evolve around the concept of being betrayed by the people who supposedly love you the most. I watch it as often as I can, sometimes I even fall asleep to it. How is that even possible? This series is certainly not for the faint hearted and those who enjoy a good night lullaby.
Obsession 5 Rupaul’s Drag Race.
I feel like Rupaul’s Drag Race deserves its own space as it is my absolute favourite amazingly tragic reality TV show to ever make it to the big screens. When I am not watching Britain’s Darkest Taboos (!), I am dreaming myself away in the world of Drag Race. I have seen every season several times, including the two All Stars seasons – but do not get me started. Jinkx Monsoon is my number one Queen and I have had the pleasure to see two of her shows here in London – I even paid for a meet and greet, which is when I realised we would never be friends.Nobody starts a friendship by being paid, or do they?
Well, those were some of my obsessions and now you know when I do with my spare time. Rather worrying when I read through it now, hah!
Please feel free to share some of your obsessions, I would love to hear!