Tuesday, October 28, 2008

why don't I have a hobby?

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A co-worker left me pondering something the last three days.

I invited several of them to my house for the annual fall bash. And because I have only worked at this particular station for a year, it was a sort of getting-to-know-you-more session.

So what was the question, you ask?

What hobbies do you have, Mom2Amara?

What? Oh that's easy to answer.

Then I stood for a few minutes. Dumbfounded.

Yeah, I don't have any hobbies.

Does blogging count if I do it sporatically?

Does knitting count if I only completed one scarf because I haven't had time to start another project?

I'm two years behind in scrapbooking. (I keep telling myself I'm going to take a weekend to simply get caught up. But that weekend seems to be alluding me.)

Or how about running? Yeah, I haven't gone running in over a month and probably couldn't finish a mile without killing myself. But does that count?

I want to have interests outside of taking Amara to dance. Or being her Girl Scout leader. I love being involved with a project that has a "payoff" in the end.

But I don't have time. And I don't have money. And it's always something or another.

Why don't I have any hobbies? Is that normal?

8 comments :

  1. You're just a busy momma that's all.

    I will say a hobby is a great way to clear your mind ...

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  2. I would probably have to say the same thing. Lots of little interests but there's not one I'm so passionate about. Maybe that's why we get along so well?

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  3. Hobbies are overrated.
    Sometimes surviving is a hobby, ya know!!!

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  4. I think you need to take a little time for yourself... if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. :D

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  5. Blogging is not a hobby. Oh man...have to come up with something else.

    I have lots of interests but nothing that I would call a hobby. Exercise is definitely NOT a hobby for me ;)

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  6. I don't have any hobbies either!!! Billy and I always have that conversation. Is it because I'm lazy? It must be genetic!

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  7. wouldnt it be nice to have something that you were passionate about? I try a new hobby every month. Next I want to try bellydancing! hehehee

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  8. I would definitely call blogging a hobby, even if you just do it sporadically. I know how you feel, though... there are many hobbies I would love to try, especially arts-and-crafts related things... but I just can't spare the time or money right now! Some day. Maybe when I'm 80.

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