Advertisement That hobby IS indeed addictive and does some long-term effects to your body. If I was to compare it to a drug, LSD is the thing as it can give you a "flashback" even 12 years later. 12 years! That's how long I had to wait until I could get back to business again. In the meantime, my mom would proudly represent my family in the T-keeping hobby. Our B. smithi, now hamorii lived with us for 18 years (our little girl passed by the end of 2017). That was a big chunk of my childhood/teenage years . Sometimes I would laugh that she was older, that some of my students, lol. 12 years ago I started travelling, getting myself educated, moved A LOT. All that wasn't really aligned with any hobby where any kind of long-term involvement is required. As soon as I hit the "stable" point in my life I immediately got A. geniculata, C. versicolor and C. darlingi. And that's just for starters. It seems that the drug withdrawal/rehab didn't work. It's just one of these many little things that combined together make me feel somewhat complete. Good feeling.