You've been practicing a few magic tricks and enjoyed entertaining your family and friends; But now you can't stop thinking about magic!
In order to help you figure out what is happening, we have compiled the following top 10 ways to know you're in love with magic:
You've forgotten your previous hobbies.
Do you find yourself wanting to spend more and more time practicing your magic, at the cost of your other interests? If you find that your regular sessions at the gym, or your music practice are suddenly an inconvenience that is eating up your 'practice time' it's a clear sign that you are developing a magic obsession.
You can't stop thinking about magic tricks.
Do you find yourself thinking about magic, presentations, and patter lines all day long? In the shower, whilst driving, or even when you are tailing behind your partner in department stores? If every waking moment is filled with thoughts of magic or ideas for new tricks, its a good sign that you are in love with magic.
You care about magic.
There is a reason why you don't want to know the history of the band you went to see recently: you don't love it. When you're in love with something, you want to know all about it: It's history, it's community, what makes it work. You truly care about it, and it's popularity and future.
You don't care about the quirks and geekiness of magic.
Even wearing a playing card tie doesn't seem so terrible. You wouldn't do it yourself, but can understand the temptation.
You have great chemistry.
You can't be in love with something that you have no chemistry with. You are beginning to think like a magician, and think in similar ways to other magicians, that's a good sign. You can sit down with anyone who is interested in magic and chat to them for hours.
You start seeing magic everywhere.
Suddenly, you start to notice adverts for local magicians, when you are out and about. The TV listings start to seem to have more magic that usual, and you start spotting magicians performing when you visit restaurants and pubs. You automatically switch to become 'open' to seeing magic performed all around you.
You love spending time practicing.
You look forward to practicing, and don't care much about what else you could be doing. Lately, just sitting on your own with a deck of cards sounds like the best way you could spend an evening.
You cram everything into one pocket, so you have room to carry magic props.
Pocket management suddenly becomes all consuming. You start looking at little bags to carry magic tricks and coin holders for your gimmicked coins. You start carrying a sharpie pen with you at all times.
Other priorities take a backseat.
You used to train religiously, but lately, if you have a new magic DVD, you don't mind missing a workout. Not only that, but your workaholic drive of take home your work on weekends, seems like an unwise lifestyle choice.
Your to-do list seems to have become filled with new moves to learn and tricks to purchase and learn.
You start planning about the future and magic is in it.
You start dreaming of turning your love for magic into a career. You find yourself looking at professional magicians websites online and reading about performing commercially. In the future, you want to make an income from magic, perhaps as a side line at first, but the thought of the lifestyle of a professional magician seems like a dream job.
When planning your next holiday, you know you want to build in magic somehow. A holiday to Vegas has taken over from the beach as your dream destination. Your future plans seem to have changed to include magic as much as possible.
If you find yourself identifying with most of the above signs, there's a good chance you are in love with magic, rather than it being just a passing phase. If that's the case, congratulations! This is a lifelong love affair that will bring you more happiness than you could ever believe. Jump right in and welcome the obsession!