When my youngest son was in his teens it was difficult to get through his room. One day while he was gone I decided to “get it organized” myself. What I discovered was that he had no less than 13 different hobbies which all required some kind of gear. It was all in his bedroom. Needless to say, some of that gear found it’s way into a storeroom.
Now I find that he got that tendency naturally. Although I can’t say that I have that many hobbies or interests, (I really don’t want to count them), there are quite a few that I have myself. Fortunately, they don’t all require space for some kind of “gear”.
Having a lot of different interests does present another kind of problem. It is a time problem. There are many things that I would like to do but never get to do. For instance, I love to draw and paint but rarely actually take the time to do it. I love to sew and be creative with decorative stitching. Only recently, have I gotten back into that.
I love to read for pleasure, for education, and for spiritual refreshment. To relax before bed I often play a game of solitare as that uses my mind just enough to tune out the rest of the world. I love animals and have rescued a number of cats and dogs over the years.
I love to learn new things to the point that it is almost an addiction. My first computer meant lots of new stuff to learn. When I first got online with my second computer that opened up a whole new world. We will not go into all the different things I have studied.
The television is usually turned off in my home except for a few specific time periods so I can watch the few programs I do want to spend time on. When I was growing up and when my sons were growing up the TV was usually on most of our waking hours. I have wondered just what the impact is on TV in American homes now that most homes also have the internet.
Whether on a computer, a tablet, or on a smart phone I believe that there probably are more people on the internet at any given time than sitting watching television. What do you think?
Do you have a lot of different interests but have little time to pursue them? We are not getting any younger you know. It might be a good idea to prioritize the things that really matter to us. If something is not a priority in this day and age….it probably isn’t going to be done.
Your thoughts are welcome.