Interesting, isn’t it, that your first hobby should be the one that makes you money? I was struck when I read that, because I thought your hobby should be something that doesn’t make you money. Which begs the question, it possible to make money doing what you love? Or perhaps, we should learn to love whatever it is we happen to be doing to make money.
It is also a reminder to find balance in what you do, because it is important to make a living, stay fit, and be creative. There have been starving artists and writers who have produced excellent works, and perhaps desperate times spur creativity. But I am a firm believer in taking care of the body first (good diet and exercise in moderation) to make a happy place for the mind.
And lastly, focus. Upon reading the quote for the first time, I was incredulous. Three hobbies?! Just three?! Can’t a person like surfing and hiking and drinking coffee and trying new recipes at the same time? However, we all know that time is limited, and that if you love surfing, but you spend a good chunk of your time hiking and swimming and running and doing yoga, you wouldn’t be as great at surfing as if you had focused on surfing. (By the way, I can’t surf to save my life, literally, I think I would fall off the surfboard into deep waters.) What I learned from this quote is to focus my attention on the activities I really love.
My three hobbies right now:
I dispense drugs (of the legal sort) to make money. It’s tough stuff. One and half years after pharmacy school, I am still figuring out how to do my job. Rome wasn’t built in a day, was it?
Pole dancing helps me stay active. It is fun and a great workout that demands upper body strength (which I previously had none of). Hey, J Law does it.
Writing is my creative outlet. Currently, I have finished the third draft of my novel and about to start the fourth in 2 weeks. Still a diamond in the rough 🙂
What are your three hobbies? Do you have a hard time weeding it down to three (like me)? Or do you focus your time on a few things that you really enjoy?