Hobbies are great for your mental health. With that being said, I believe they are only great for you, if you find the right one. Otherwise, it can cause unnecessary stress. For example……..
I am a crafty a little, nothing like you see on those amazing blogs where everything is perfect. Nope, can’t do it, so I gave up on trying years ago. But the time that I did try, the stress that came from not accomplishing what I planned to accomplish was overwhelming. I couldn’t understand why my stuff never came out the way it should have, the way the pics on that certain blog did, even when I follow the directions perfectly step by step. Am I alone here or do you suffer from the same problem?
Eventually, I gave up and realized that crafting wasn’t the hobby for me, it wasn’t the right fit. Having a hobby should be enjoyable, fun, something you look forwards to, especially if you spend money on it. I have always loved photography, but really decided right then and there, as I was looking at yet another craft fail, that photography is where I should concentrate my energies on. And that’s what I did. From there, my hobby took me to unexpected waters.
Because of my photography, I started my 1st blog Ever Changing. My blogs intention was to have a place to store my images. But it has turned into much more. Because of it, I have met some really great like minded people, I am able to share my photography with others who are interested in it as well as view theirs, I have grown as a person, & I found my love for writing (which is my 2nd hobby). My photography journey so far, has brought me a lot of joy, smiles, & fun which is what your hobby is supposed to do. That’s how I knew that these two hobbies of mine are exactly where I should be focusing my energies on. Who can’t use a little more joy in their everyday?
Below are a few of my all time favorite images to date:
What is your hobby/hobbies? What do you enjoy about it? Has it brought you down an unexpected path?