A note to my education

"So what are some of your hobbies?"

Whether in an interview or a random person I'm meeting for the first time, I was always at a loss on how to answer this question.  What DO I like to do for fun...  I hang out with my friends, my boyfriend, school, the gym, internship, research assistant job and work. 

"No, no, no," they would say.  "Don't you have some kind of hobby you like to do, that you do just do for you."

And I honestly didn't.  I would make something up about liking to try new things...new restaurants, new coffee places, etc., which was true, I like to do try new things but that isn't really a hobby.  And then I would always feel a little bad about myself that I didn't have some kind of hobby; like surfing, photography, knitting, hiking, blogging, yoga.

Now that I'm out of school, and I just have the one job, my life has completely simplified.  I realized why I didn't have a hobby, I was so flipping busy all the time...I really didn't have time for myself. Now that I have a good amount of free time I'm getting to try things I haven't, to read things I never had time for, to learn about myself, to allow my creative side out into the world.  It's made me realize that perhaps my education and all of my activities got in the way of me finding what I actually like to do...just for me.  I'm realizing I have a creative side.  I'm realizing I like blogging and that I like photography.  And most importantly I'm figuring out what makes me, me.

What are your hobbies, besides blogging of course ;) ?


  1. Hi Dana! Thanks for visiting my blog today and commenting on Vegan Tuesday :) I always enjoy meeting new bloggers.

    I've read through a few of your post and like you already! (I'm a new follower now :)

    Funny thing, I just left my full-time job of the past 8 years, to go for a 2nd degree (Translation). I am loving the change right now. But it makes sense that you said about being more able to have time for yourself with only one job to manage (and opposed to a bunch of classes, etc.)

    My hobbies? Def blogging (haha!), animals (especially dogs), cooking, coffee, and some art classes here and there.

  2. I think blogging is definitely a hobby. It consumes a fair chunk of time and if you do it, you must enjoy it. So mine would be blogging, playing with my dog, and drinking.