Ok, I’m fickle.
When it comes to hobbies that be. Not sure if you can relate, but hear me out.
Now, for most people, they seem to have a clear cut focused hobby. Like for example, I’m pretty sure we all have that one friend who loves reading, or cooking, or collecting stamps, or binge watching shows on Netflix. Which is all cool and all. But the last few months being in a state of mild melancholy and a state of drift whilst I wait for the fate of my professional career to pick up its next card, I realised quite unequivocally that I can’t settle on one single hobby that I’d like to pursue.
For example, in social situations(however rare that arises), if/when someone comes to asking the vague question of “what do you do in your spare time/for hobbies.” I can’t seem to give a definite answer. I mean, I do love cars and music, so generally that tends to be my go-to answer to the question. However, it sure does seem as well that there’s a heck lot of other stuff that I seem to enjoy doing as a “hobby” as well. The word hobby, as the dictionary puts it, is an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. But what if there’s lots of activities that one likes to do in his leisure time…
Recently, I seem to have found a new hobby interest in darts. In which a group of friends and I would play almost weekly. These weekly bouts led me to watching random darts tournament videos on the interwebs, as well as.. yes, buying my own set of darts. I’ll find a way to drop a post about darts sometime else, before it gets placed on what I like to call the hobby shelf. We’ll talk about that in a later paragraph.
Lately, as well, seem to have found an interest in marker drawing. Now, I am no artist(lol), and clear of that I am. However, I recently picked up a random empty notebook I found lying around my desk and started drawing and coloring it in with markers. That set me off on another spree in buying random cheap markers I find at stationary or bookstores. It’s quite therapeutic though if I am to say so for myself, you should try it sometime. But I digress. Somehow though, I do seem to feel that every time I get into one of these new random hobbies, I dive in and spend money. Of which I have a limited amount of. For a TL;DR context, I’m just horrid with finances.
Here’s where the hobby shelf comes in.
I enjoy music as a hobby, I spend money on it, I get myself an artist page on Spotify, get music equipment, start a random music instrument collection. I enjoy games as a hobby, got myself a PC, some games, some console collection of sorts seem to arise as well. I like designer toys… well, you sort of get the idea. And these stuff(amongst the many many others), I very much enjoy. But, there’s only that finite amount of minutes in a day that I get to spend on these, rather than like most people do with one or two hobbies. And all these hobbies of mine, gets placed on the (not physical) “hobby shelf.” This selfish hobby shelf of mine allows me to enjoy as and when I’d like, my hobbies.
Oh, I feel like playing the guitar, there it is. I feel like playing a game on the computer, let’s get to Overwatch-ing. Though at the tough expense of throwing up money at the beginning. That puts me quite so in a Jack of all trades position, but Jack is rather much poorer now.
Well, as random as I decided to write this down. I just wanted to share a little peek into the world of my hobbies. Well I’m also kind of hoping this post here will serve as a pre-cursor to other random postings about the stuff I do in my spare time in the future.
In any case, I’ll try to make the conscious effort to being more time allocative to the myriad of “fun stuff” I like to do that’s on my hobby shelf, finding that balance is key. That, and also money management for sure. LOL. Well, I hope it’s not too late. Let’s see where this all goes.
Am I just being randomly paranoid about this? Or do you think you’ve got a Jack of all trades(hobbies) issue like I do too?