Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hobbies

I was talking to Chris the other night about what we would do if we had limitless time to do whatever we wanted all day.  He had tons of things, but I was unable to think of anything.  Besides working on my side business, browsing social media, and watching Netflix until I fall asleep, I don't really have any hobbies (if you can really call those things hobbies in the first place).

But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I used to have hobbies.  I liked to draw.  I liked to read.  Why don't I do these things anymore?  Because I don't have time?  That is what I suggested, but Chris insisted that if I stopped doing the time-wasting things listed above, I could instead fill that time with these real hobbies.  And he's absolutely right.  I have, for the most part, let pointlessly staring at my smartphone eat up most of my time.

Don't get me wrong, I am not even vaguely anti-smartphone.  It is like a limb to me and I always have it around and on.  I like the ability to be in constant contact with the people I care about.  But there is no reason to spend 3-5 hours a day scrolling through Facebook and tumblr because I "have nothing better to do."  I clearly DO have better things to do.

In an effort to rectify this situation, I am reinstating my resolution to read at least one book per month, a goal that lasted exactly one month.  But I think there's still time to catch up - even now that I am 2/3 of the way through the year. The book I am picking for August is The Woman in Black, since it is still sitting unread on my Kindle.  I bought it as one of five books to read on the cruise and just never got to it.  I'll report back when I've finished.

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