I’ve been looking into starting something new for a while now. The only problem is- I’m not quite sure what I’d like to do. I’ve tried a lot of different things in my life and committed to them (ballet, badminton, working for PHAB, musical theatre, yoga, netball) but all of these things have lasted around 3-5 years and then I’ve grown out of them, got bored or they’ve got to a level that I’m not interested enough in pursuing.
But now I’m 23, a sorta semi-functioning adult and don’t get as much time to pursue things, I feel like I need to try and pick something else up. Sure, I write on my blog once/twice daily which might constitute a hobby in itself- and the fact that I love to read and paint are technically ‘hobbies’, but all these things are pretty solitary and I’m not sure that they can really count?
Most of my netball “playing” involved getting drunk with this bunch ^
I miss the community you get when you do something outside of the usual routines of going to work, seeing friends, family, chilling and doing exercise for the sake of not turning into a walking potato- but it’s tough when I have no idea what I’m currently interested enough in to use my money, time and energy on.
I really think that it’s so mentally healthy to have something that you do to stimulate your brain outside of the normal routine things and I have such a sporadic and easily bored mind that I’m finding it so hard to settle on something.
I’ve tried knitting (hated it), I’ve tried parkour (yes, I was hilariously bad), I’ve tried cooking (turns out I like eating, not making it) and an abundance of other things- but I can’t seem to settle on anything!
I don’t want to become the person who doesn’t keep doing new things and I don’t want to be lazy and settle for the same old routine day in day out- it’s just finding that perfect thing that I want to dedicate myself to.
Do you have any hobbies?