The difference between an addiction and an obsession is finite. They both continually preoccupy your mind and beg to be beat. However, are all addictions bad? If you ask the infamous “they,” “they” say that everything in life should be in moderation. But as a wanna-be athlete who is a self-described type A, moderation is no easy task.
The past couple of months in my life have been rough for reasons that go beyond even what have been posted on this blog, but I think that my addictions and obsessions have been a sanity saver. I’ll be quick to tell you that these obsessions aren’t just favorites, but legitimate, stead-fast bright moments that I rely on and can’t wait for each and every day. I know that in the grander scheme of things, they’re trivial and will fade, but here’s my current addiction list:
- Starbucks. Not just any elaborate drink, but a grande, non-fat, chai tea latte. 180 degrees, no water, no foam. Expensive, but cheaper than therapy.
- My iPhone. This one is a given. From email, Pandora, Wunderlist, Speedo Pace Club, Nike Training Club, and texting, I literally feel like I’m going to have a panic attack without it. I know this is another not-so-healthy obsessions, but I legitimately feel lost without it.
- Cupcakes & Cashmere. Anyone who knows me knows that I love this blog and is one of my first Internet stops every day. It inspires me to add a bit of glamour to my otherwise spandex-laden life. For a hot second it makes me want to be a fashion blogger, but then I remember how all my money goes to running.
- Up All Night. Will Arnett and Christina Applegate. Watch it. It’s “Modern Family” funny and I look forward to it every week.
- This recipe. I can’t count how many times I’ve made it in the past month and how it still tastes amazing every single time.
- Lola. No matter how horrible of a day I’ve had, I always come home to that same scraggly faced pup who is ridiculously excited to see me and you can’t help but smile. I look forward to that moment every single day as I know it will bring the stress-reducing cuddle time that calms me down.
- Chicken Face. Even if it’s 10 o’clock, we are both just getting home and mowing down our dinner on the couch while watch DVR’d Family Guy episodes, it’s the 30 minutes in my life that I know I can be 100 percent relaxed, myself and not worry about a thing. It’s just us.
- Running. It’s an obvious one but the reason it’s been an obsession as of late is because I can’t do it as much. The more something is taken away, the more I want to do it (sounds very teenager-ish of me, no?). But when I do get the time to get out there and do it, everything in the world begins to make sense. So thaaaaat’s what they call clarity, eh?
- Dreaming about the next big announcement. 😉
What are your obsessions and addictions? Hopefully I’m not the only crazy one.