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Okay, so…it’s been a while and a half since I’ve made a post. Where have I been?! Really though. Basically, I graduated college and started the job seeking and all of that slightly mundane stuff. Anyway, being consistently involved in the job search sludge can make you want to die, or at least beg God to forgive you for guiltily indulging in an hour long outlet of pinning recipes I will never even consider attempting on Pinterest.
That was where I found the pin that prompted this post: ‘How To Be Attractive in 9 Easy Steps.’ While I found everything on this list to be useful and truthful, number six really resonated with me. What is number six? Well, since you asked: ‘Have three hobbies that do not involve a screen.’
I’m aware of how ridiculous my interest in this particular tip seems, considering I discovered it on Pinterest, eyes glued to my iPad. And now, being that I’m clacking away on my laptop keyboard. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bit of an obsession with hobbies that DO involve screens. I’m obsessed with television shows and movies, I’m constantly iMessaging on my iPhone to friends throughout the day, reading on my Kindle, listening to music on my iPod, playing Temple Run on my iPad, and damn, even after all of that, I hop on my laptop to see what else I can discover. Part of me finds nothing wrong with this. Why not take advantage of burgeoning technology to stay connected and updated and presented with the ability to find the nearest Starbucks with the tap of a screen? But after struggling to think of my three hobbies without a screen, I was slightly embarrassed to realize that I was coming up blank. Hey, I read, that counts, right? Except, wait. Sometimes that takes place on my Kindle, which is, in fact, a SCREEN.
My best friends and I were sitting around a table at a restaurant, chomping away on cheese calzones while discussing this and decided it was something that we really wanted to pursue. We threw out ideas…hiking? reading (actual books, lol)? We even googled some hobbies. Again, with the screen. We are just so addicted, aren’t we?
But at the end of the day, I think any kind of activity that you enjoy and that gets you away from your phone, computer, screen of any sort, and relaxes you, is a worthy hobby, at least in my book. As far as I go, I’m thinking maybe I’ll attempt gardening, going for regular walks with my dog as it gets warmer, and yoga.
The most important part of this is focusing on yourself and the activity that betters you and keeps you feeling productive and centered. Now, I’m about 98 percent sure that noone is going to read this, but I have to say, getting it out there does make me feel better and more motivated.
If anyone does happen to skim over this, what are your hobbies? Do you find yourself attached to your various means of technology? Tell me below!
Until next time….HHH.
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