GOOD HOBBIES = GOOD WRITING

Lately, I’ve been thinking about hobbies. Writing used to be my hobby, but now that I treat it as a job, I’m wondering if I have any hobbies left. I didn’t realize I was lacking past-time activites until the hubster made a comment about how I seem “lost” when I’m not writing or reading. “It’s because I love it so much,” I replied.

Really?

Or is it because I don’t know what else to do with myself?

I’m thinking the latter. So instead of eating a pound of chocolate and scream-crying that I’m uninteresting, I took charge. I googled “hobbies” and picked out ones I thought were cool. Being a good writer requires one to actually live, right? And what better way to do that than to try new things. Without further ado, here’s my (somewhat embarrassing) preliminary hobby list:

Acting
Astronomy
Bicycling
Board games
Cheerleading (Coaching)
Cooking
Crochet
Dancing
Photography
Exercise
Garage-saleing
Geocaching
Ghost hunting
Jigsaw puzzles
Knitting
Meditation
Pottery
Puppetry
Reading to the elderly
Rock collecting
Aquarium
Snorkeling
Soap making
Storytelling
Swimming
Tennis
Tombstone rubbing
Treasure hunting
Video games
Working in a food pantry

This week, I started with swimming. I bought myself a grandma-sized bathing suit and a pair of cheap-o goggles. And lo and behold, as I was swimming laps at 24 Hour Fitness, I came up with some pretty kick-ass ideas for my latest WIP.

Hobbies.

Who knew.

 

So tell me, what are your hobbies? I’d love to know!!!