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It’s bound to happen…

June 3, 2009
So, of course now that I have made the whole ‘quitting my Twilight obsession’ official by starting this blog, Rob shows up in my dreams (I decided it’s Rob and not Edward because Edward is a fictional character and it’s less likely for this dream to come true if it’s with someone who doesn’t exist in the real world. Totally rationale, right?).
In the almost three months that everything Twilight has taken over my life, it has not entered my dreams even once.
It’s like Rob is pleading with me and saying “Don’t leave this world of obsessed fans. You are a good one. You don’t set stalk, you don’t create pants with iron on pictures of me on them, you don’t get tattoos of a fictional character in hopes that another fictional character will fall in love with you.” And you know what, Rob? You are right!

But I digress…the dreamy dream. Rob was in my basement in an old sweater from the 80s and I was unabashedly loving on him. He needed to borrow a jacket because it was cold outside and while I went to get him a fleece, dude put on my white and very expensive trench. I didn’t want it getting dirty when I took him behind the dumpster so I made him take it off. The end.

That sort of thing will give me daydreams for a month, damnmit! So I must steel myself against these diversions and stay true to my goal. I mean when New Moon comes out am I going to skip work for a week so I can hole up and watch the movie 10 times, break it down LTT Vanity Fair Style? Most likely yes, but I will do it in moderation so it can not be called an obsession, but a mere hobby. Semantics folks, semantics!

So in order to be prepared for these diversions (like when more pictures of Rob come out later today) I need to have a plan. I did some googling to see what was out on the web for overcoming your life consuming addiction with Twilight. Lots of suggestions for finding a replacement series – like Harry Potter – but I’m not quite ready for that. Many addicts seem to find that they try, but they either have to go cold turkey (turning their backs on all things Twilight) or fail miserably and return to their crack at the mere mention of new set pics (I fear this will be me in a short week).

I found this  site and thought what the hell? It’s worth a try and I can document my progress against this. If the hubby sees that I am actually trying and have a plan, he’s more likely to be patient with my progress.

Step 1 – find another interest or hobby to keep your mind off the Twilight world. 

Does this blog count? It’s about the healing process, people, and that is helpful!

Step 2 – Reduce the time you spend online searching for Twilight related stuff.

All of my Twilight blogs come to me via Google reader and I don’t actually have to go searching. So in fact I already have this one down, right?

Step 3 – Hide your Twilight books and try another series.

Here they go with the Harry Potter series again.  So I am sure they are great books and that someday I will read them, but is there really any comparison to dreaming about Rob vs. Daniel?

rob vs. daniel

Step 4 – Get those people around you to stop talking about Twilight all day.

I don’t know if this is the saddest part, but I am a total closet Twilighter. I mean some friends know I enjoy me some Twilight. I have even confessed the fanfic reading to others. But no one knows the extent to which my obsession consumes me. So, again, this shouldn’t be a problem because there isn’t anyone around me that’s talking to me about it.

Step 5 – Stop buying gossip mags with the cast in them.

You know this one won’t be so bad because usually other fans scan the pics in and post on their site. I can do this one. Except if there is another GQ article or something similar. I mean girl has her limits, you know?

Step 6 – Just persevere for as long as you have to and you will defeat your obsession – trust me, I know. I went through the same addiction. You just need to keep reminding yourself that, no matter how amazing they may be and how much you dream of finding one, vampires like Edward do not exist. There is no point in sitting on your bed at night, staring out your window, waiting for Edward Cullen to creep in. It just won’t happen, because every single Twilight character is a fictional person. Now, you don’t have to end up hating Twilight. It is possible to, like I did, change your whole view on Twilight by turning it into something you simply enjoy reading, just like any other fantasy book. Make sure you don’t get so drawn in that you end up believing every word. It is purely fictional. Remember that.

Ok, so maybe this won’t work for me at all. I mean I don’t actually want Edward to come into my life. I mean, shoot, I have a husband and kids. That would be messy and bad. But I like the diversion of the story and the blogs and the fanfic and the movies and the cast pics. I just gotta keep it in check so the hubby doesn’t feel as neglected as he has for the past few months. Sheesh he’s such a baby!

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