Those who know me, know that I cycle through different hobbies (you could even say, obsessions) almost as often as the seasons change. Some I dabble in, some I immerse myself in, some drop to the wayside never to be touched again and some return time and time again.
I’m feeling a boredom from lack of a new obsession. The last one really was fire, and even though I did the conclave thing, my true drive/passion to pursue it already was waning (I still play, and hope to retain enough skills to continue fire, poi and hooping, I don’t see ever giving it up completely.)
I suppose you could say after that, that my obsession this summer/fall was love ;o) It certainly took up much (ok all!) of my spare time, thoughts, daydreams. By NO MEANS is this obsession going away, but before I go crazy doing things like *ahem* purusing wedding forums when I’m bored (hey. we had a playa wedding and did a scavenger hunt for a diamond ring. my inner bride (I had one??) was awakened. and it’s just a project, something to research. all in good time, all in good time…..) I need something to stimulate the “new/research/learning/planning” part of my brain. While he plays Fallout 3. ;o)
I hope to spend time this winter with simplifying/organizing, and hope to finally knit that Abfab afghan kit that has been sitting here. Free time has dwindled as we have more social obligations to do together, and we’ve been relishing down time to relax. So, what can I do that doesn’t add more to the calendar, or cost much? I have the photography that I dabble in, but I don’t have the drive to pursue that in depth as I see it as a long term lower activity hobby. I’ve become interested in learning American Sign Language, to be able to communicate with some new acquaintances. I don’t know…. I want something that involves research on the computer, so that I don’t necessarily have to go anywhere to participate in it (and my location doesn’t matter as much). (I’d love to get back into art or jewelry classes, but the time and money thing pretty much rules it out.) I wish I could find something that could make some spare money, but I know how unlikely that is. Recently came across a store for quilting – while traditional quilts aren’t my thing, I’ve seen some cool crazy quilts, and I have a pretty awesome sewing machine. But nothing is grabbing me, making me want to consume more and more information.
I actually stopped reading for a while, just because i hadn’t bought any books, I’m trying to be better about that because I do love to read. I was asked to blog more for my town blog, but I am at a loss of what I could blog ABOUT. My love and I have mentioned geochaching as a possible interest, but it’s winter now and I’m an immediate gratification kinda gal.
It’s just about some kind of intellectual stimulation from something new. That I could research during my lunch break at work. A topic that leads me on fun google goose chases, and scavenging around on the internet. I won’t bother to pretend to do Nanowrimo or Nablopogmo, I don’t need an external structured event, I need a passion to learn something that I don’t already know. I’ll keep my eyes open, but let me know if anything comes to your mind! In the meantime, I suppose christmas shopping is a project, even if I’m not passionate about it or the lack of funds making it difficult, definitely needs to be done.
And heck. Maybe my little town could use a blog on low budget, crafty, creative, eco-friendly, and local suppliers sources for Christmas gifts…. Hmm…. Shopping=research and kills two birds with one stone!
Oh, and you can welcome Random to blog-land if you’d like ;o) Just got it off the ground last night so still working on the setup.