One of my "fatal character flaws" IMO, is that when I get into something new, I can't just "get my feet wet". I have to jump full into it, from the beginning. I start off by reading as much as I can, then move full steam from there.
I really like pickles; I started making and canning my own.
I'm a big fan of beer. Needless to say, I'm a homebrewer now.
I have 8 different types of radio control cars, yet they all do the same basic thing.
I've contemplated growing and roasting my own coffee, I'm still in the researching phase of that one.
I started to do the same since getting into smoking a pipe, but have kept a pretty good hold on myself, so far.
Looking in on myself, I could say that I have a "bit" of an obsessive personality..........
Does anyone else suffer from this malady? Do you combat it or just let it go? Do your friends do the same, like you surround yourself with likeminded people?
Anyone have some good stories relating to this?
Your not alone, I've been an excessive compulsive I think all my life.
Sadly started with drinking which I'm unable to do anymore. Then I went on to collecting everything to almost anything antique or vintage such as salt and pepper shakers, glass ware, furniture, vintage/antique small appliances, antique/vintage electric fans and other electrical items etc. Had a rooms full of them even model railroading. Now it's pipes and tobaccos and yes, a room full of them. I reckon there could be worse things, I'm not a hoarder in the sense that one can not enter my house because of it and I only collect one certain item at a time and, they always have resale value.
I was told by several friends my house looked like a museum but, I took it as a good thing. Nowadays I've seemed to curbed off from a lot of it with just the pipes and my cellar of tobaccos which only covers one room with room mind you to add. The pipes I make don't seem to collect much around here because thankfully they sell except the few I've decided to keep. So it's been roughly about 40 years of this see'en I started in my 20's and it hasn't killed me yet. But, I can see where it could get out of hand with others. I think what one needs to keep in mind is that all this is not more important then family, work and paying your bills on time. And I've never let it.