I recently finished a book that really got me thinking. The book is written by an author I love- Annie F. Downs and is called "That Sounds Fun". In the book, there is a whole section devoted to hobbies and the importance of them and truthfully since I've finished the book, I have been so stuck on this idea of "what are my hobbies?". We all have them when we're younger and then I think, more and more as we grow older, our hobbies morph something else. They turn into a job or a business, or become a way of meeting some other goal and aren't truly hobbies anymore. A hobby is defined as something that is done regularly, during leisure time, for pleasure. So I've been contemplating what things I do during leisure time, regularly, and just for enjoyment. And I realized, there are very few things in my life that fall in that category.
So I want to change that. I want to first find some leisure time (ha!) and then find something to fill that time that fills me with joy.
Cooking and baking are the things that come to mind when I first think of a hobby because I've always enjoyed them. However, I can only bake so many cookies before a medical professional tells me it's too much. Right?
Just before the holidays I started learning to cross-stitch. My first finished piece was a cardinal and I think this is a hobby I may hold onto. I like that it produces something at the end, I like that it keeps my hands busy (a.k.a. away from scrolling social media) and I like that it isn't an expensive hobby.
I also think I'd like to hold onto writing as a hobby. I'm hoping that this 30 days will put me into a routine of doing it everyday and that I'll be doing it for pleasure, not just because of a challenge or goal I've set.
If you're stopping by to read, I'd love to know what your hobbies are!