Since childhood I’ve always been wondering about my hobbies. When I was growing up I even looked up for the meaning of “Hobby” which as per the Oxford Dictionary is “An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.” I remember once asking my mum, when I was a little girl, as what’s my hobby? To which she sarcastically replied “watching T.V”. I didn’t like the answer so I said cycling. Then I was learning to ride a bicycle. Yet I wasn’t happy with my answer either but I never told her. Later I started reading a lot of books so I kind of made myself believe that my hobby is to read books, which is true. But that’s not what I do regularly in leisure time. I like to travel though, actually I love to travel. But I can’t travel as much as I want to. Reasons being not able to save enough cash to go somewhere, the timings and not having a good company. I love the idea of solo traveling yet not able to gain the courage. Last time I traveled in May to Gokarna and before that in Jan I went to Mysore. Next month I’m going to Goa. But I want to travel more often. May be once in 2 months. Let’s see I have started cutting down on a lot of expenses from this month so that I can save up for traveling.
Anyway, I was talking about my hobby. I like blogging. Penning down my thoughts is an amazing thing. I’m here most of the Sundays to jot down stuff I discovered in the entire week. After a stressful week it’s kind of refreshing. I also love the idea of painting. As you know I don’t have a specific favourite colour, that’s why I usually pick up multicoloured stuff or go with the mood. But I’m not even a below average painter. I’m really bad with painting. I tried a lot I can’t bring my imagination to life on the canvas. Oh, and I imagine pretty good I must say. But somehow I’m not able to make figures properly and the faces look like they’re diseased. Last night I came across doodling. It’s a thing. I picked up my pen and started doodling and it was so much fun. It kept me up till 2:00 in the morning and I was so excited about how it came out. Secretly I’m little proud of my doodling skills. For doodling you don’t need proper figures or faces. Just make something and it’s a doodle. There’s also something called word doodle, which is even more interesting. I have so many things in my head and doodling makes it so much fun. It’s so good to focus all your positive energy into something and then watching it coming to life is really amazing. Now I just see anything and think how can I doodle it. It’s such a stress reliever. It is not for the world and it doesn’t have to be for the world, just find something, anything, that’ll make you feel so good about yourself not necessarily doodling.
If you can manage your money and shopping makes you feel good, go for it. If it’s singing just sing or dance. Read books, or cook not the regular cooking but cook something for yourself. Even though you have two left legs start dancing in your room. That’s what I do. I lock myself up in my room, put on some great music and then I dance in front of the mirror. I watch my expression and it’s so much fun to see how much I enjoy dancing like I got freedom from myself. You want to learn that musical instrument, just do it beautiful soul. What happened to learning to drive? Join that driving school, it’s not difficult. The thought coming to you is more than enough to make it happen. You don’t need anyone’s approval, you just need to go out there and enjoy the process. Feed your soul.
Happy “make it happen”!