My deepest apologies for being absent for two months. My friend DQ even asked me if I'd just unsubscribed her to my blog. Since my last post I've been to Asia twice - once for fun and the second for family medical stuff. I've decided that as much fun as it sounds to fly around the world that I won't do it if I have to keep flying economy.
So what's with the title of this post? Well it's been roughly two years since I picked up a copy of Twilight. Since then I've developed some health issues so I thought I'd reflect for a bit.
Now this is a doctors opinion but I'm also a crazed Twilight fan so the medical advice is a bit biased.
Health Hazards of Twilight (anyone who has lived with a Twilight fan could write this section...)
- reading Twilight or any related fanfiction for hours on end can't be good for you - no one should forgo food, sleep, or even using the washroom for a sparkly Edward
- it's possible the health of your family suffers when you're too busy reading to actually buy groceries and cook a proper meal
- your marriage could potentially break down because you refuse to acknowledge the actual man in your life since fictitious beautiful dark and brooding men are so much better (or the opposite could happen - see Benefits below!)
- eventually the dust bunnies that build up while you're reading instead of cleaning could rise together and kill you in your sleep
Health Benefits of Twilight?
- with obsession comes the feeling of purpose and drive. I know that our roles as wife, parent, and working woman should be enough but sometimes it's not.
- I'm sure my close family and friends will not want to hear it but Twilight obsession can improve your love life. It helped me open my eyes to my real life Edward minus the obsessive tendencies and constant need to kill me. Lemony fanfic definitely puts one into a mood in search of necessarily sexual tension relief.
- for those of us who have made new friends through our Twilight obsession it feels wonderful to find acceptance and understanding
- finally having an outlet for writing has averted my brain from potentially exploding with unused creative energy
I will treasure these last two years as a time that I've discovered myself and made new friends. It's been a time of personal growth which I don't think I've had the chance to experience since I've been too busy expanding my professional and family life.
It seems that real life now needs me more than I need Twilight. I feel like I've woken up out of a fog that was Twilight madness and suddenly my kids are a bit older and I have more wrinkles. But my marriage is much better than before I went in.
I'm having minor heart surgery in a couple of weeks. I'll be going back to work after only a few days so it really is a small thing. But I thought I should post once more just in case. Don't blame me for being morbid - I have spent the last two years reading about vampires and immortality. I highly doubt that Carlisle would be waiting for me in the unlikely event something were to happen though.
Love to all the Twilight friends I've made and to my family who have been so supportive of my Twilight obsession. I'm sure many of us Twihards are guilty of the sins above but I'm hoping that, like me, the benefits have outweighed the cons and you are happier for it.