I tend to get obsessive with things. Most notably music, but sailing, skiing, TV shows, people (in a safe way), books, baseball, ideas. It's pretty much how I roll. I go through MASSIVE obsessive periods (I don't know what the psychological phrase for that is, but it's probably some sort of disorder) with whatever carries my interest at that time, and then I either drop it completely or make it a part of my life forever.
Music, and more specifically, the guitar is my constant obsession. It has been for the past 11 years. I have always been obsessed with music to the point where I wore out CDs. Multiple CDs. I still wear out CDs. My friends find this highly amusing.
I'm an avid listener of the Good Life Project Podcast and one topic that is brought up often is balance. I have always struggled with balance. I have an addictive personality, and when I love something, I LOVE something. Many of the guests on the show have said that they hate the phrase work-life balance because it implies work is bad. Work is bad, not working is good. But they don't agree with that, and I don't agree with that. Work shouldn't be bad - it should be one of the best parts of your day.
I think I have to give up the notion of balance, and do what I know works for me: all in all of the time.
Including sleep, which I'm about to do because I am exhausted.