|The Family Dog|
Photograph (a favorite hobby) by b+
I am always thinking that I should rein it in when I find a new interest. But the reality is I don't. I have spent a lot of time on multimedia art, poetry, writing fiction and learning to golf. I am a reader that does not hear a thing when I am engrossed in a book. Each one of these took up physical time during the day but also kept my mind at work even when I was talking to another person. Is that bad?
There are different ways of looking at it. Hobbies are very important to me in so many ways. They fullfill a creative need and I don't think I would be very interesting if I were not busy mentally. I might even be dull if I reined in it too much. In the end, being creative is important for my mind and emotional well being. I just need to fit other people into the cracks. I am getting better at it.
My husband and I share a huge part of our life. But, as a matter of necessity, we also have very different interests. We are happy with the way we live together. We are very lucky. We don't moan...any more. I guess we just grew up and learned to play/live together in a way that satisfies us both. That is a good thing.
Just a thought!
Note: Other posts about hobbies!