Sunday, July 25, 2010

the photography bug

The photography bug has bitten again. I am smitten again.

I'm pretty fickle with my interests (you mighta noticed). I can see it in this year's blog entries (and every other year's...). For a few weeks I was obsessed with my army memories. Then it turned to the Philip K Dick obsession. Now it's photography's turn again.

Photography has been a long term comer-and-goer. About 3 months ago I went through a 2 month patch where I didn't take 1 pic. Actually every year I hit one of these patches with my photography. At least I know that photography will always come back. Some of my other interests that come and go, I'm never sure if I'll ever see them again.

Regulars on the merry go-round include reading - non-stop for a few months and then not 1 book for say 6 months. Music. Gym. Podcasts. Philosophy. Hiking. Weed. Socialising. Writing. Esoterica...

And its no use forcing the issue either - one morning I'll just wake up and photography, or Philip K Dick, or Reggae will just seem totally uninteresting. And the best thing I can do is just let go and hope it comes back some time.  And nor can you plan what's going to take its place. Sometimes you just kick around a bit and something will come to you, or RETURN to you as is usually the case.

Is this a BiPolar trait?


  1. WillBeFine26 July, 2010

    I have never focused my attention on any pastime. I have tried every sport possible from Archery to Windsurfing but none have remained an interest longer than a few months. I would say cycling and rugby are the only sports that I followed "continuously". Interests come and go much like the highs and lows of life or the bipolar perception of life.

  2. I have a family member who, while not diagnosed as bi-polar does the same thing. I believe this person is bi-polar tho and that this is probably a bi-polar trait in some

  3. Anonymous27 July, 2010

    Hi,this is my first time posting. I found your site,maybe a year ago,while feeling sorry for myself I typed in "Bi-polar as Hell" in my searchy-thingy. I too get really hung up on different things,sometimes(like right now) I am very interested in looking for the similarities of bi-polar people. Then it changes to the Bible & prophesy/Revelations/illuminati are taking over the world/Painting furniture,or re-decorating my house.Anyway I really enjoy your blog.

  4. My interests are all over the place, and I do think it has a lot to do with the fact that I have bipolar disorder. I get super excited about things, like painting and crafting and stuff, then I go through a period of being interested in absolutely nothing, and then I get back to my creative self... very cyclical.


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