Does anyone else collect a particular thing and feel quite obsessive about it?
My collection kind of possesses my mind and is really bad for my bank balance, but also brings me massive joy.
Me too! I have also merged my stitching obsession with my traditional jointed teddy bear obsession (I'm very specific) by making them!
Me too, I have loads, which is quite odd for an adult I suppose. My argument is that I need them for hugging purposes when I’m upset, because I don’t like the way it feels to hug other people.
Yes, I collect minerals, rocks, pebbles, fossils and pieces of wood. I also like glass.
I’ve got some great pieces of wood at the minute. I showed my son, I said look at that, that’s some lovely pieces of wood! He just looked at me like I was mad! Lol! But I can’t stop looking at it and touching it! Lol!
I have a few collections and something that came up in the diagnosis, one that has become a problem, as I am spending most of my spare time just managing it. I collect plastic model kits, star wars and space art, old home computers. Have been obessions which most have died down, I don't know why but having a problem with the model kits. I spend much of my spare time managing it, carefully stored stuff in boxes, in bedrooms, not in the attic. I was devastated a few years back find some mould inside some of the kits. I started selling some on ebay to reduce my collection. I did manage to resist buying loads last year, but past few months have got back in to that. I think it is related to my obsessive interests and my depression. I still want to continue the interest, but was to get my collection down to about 100-150. I also collect old audio equipment, which makes a big hit on my bank balance.