Now that I am done with school, I feel I am at a bit of a standstill. All I have done for the past four years is school, get married, school, have a baby, school, and more school. I am glad I have done all of that! But I feel I have lost my sense of personal identity in a way. I am not unhappy in life, but I really don’t do anything purposefully for myself.
I think having a hobby that you enjoy, and is something that you can separate from others in your life, is super important. Being a mother and a wife is extremely fulfilling, but that isn’t a hobby—I don’t think it should be a hobby. We need something that can help us stand on our own, gain some independence, and maintain that unique individuality of ourselves. I have honestly lost that a bit in my own life. I have become somewhat reliant on others to be my interests.
I am still stuck, though, because I can’t think of anything I really enjoy doing consistently, or I think things that I find to be interesting aren’t exciting or good enough to be hobbies. I love going on walks and listening to music, but that’s not something I can do for hours, and it isn’t that easy to do with a child.
I do find joy in blogging because I love to read and write. I love to have some way to get my thoughts or things that I am excited about out there. I felt super excited this weekend thinking about things I can blog about or ways I can change my blog. My concern is that if my blog turns into a business that I may lose my passion for it. I do know so many people who make their passion their job, and they still love it. It is just something I haven’t seriously considered before.
I also want to rekindle my love of reading. I used to read for fun, then I had to read 150+ pages most weeks for school and was sick and tired of reading. So, I would love to start to dive into some good reads!
It would also be good for me to get some sort of activity-based hobby to do. I am not super creative, or athletic, but I would like to get into something. I have had interest in yoga, and I also love going on walks, if that counts as a hobby.
I know it is fine to feel stuck sometimes. I am not too worried about it. If anything it has been nice to have a break from being overwhelmed with multiple responsibilities and dividing time between school, and family. But I feel I now need something to do for me. I feel I finally have some time to get to discover hobbies and interests for myself.
So, what are your favorite hobbies? What do you do to get yourself moving in life and into a new groove after major changes occur? How do you keep your passion for your hobby while also having it be your career?