Hello my Lovelies 🙂
How is/was your weekend? Well, yesterday we had much fun playing board games with one of our dearest friends. I would say that this friendship has been nearly 10 years long and it has never been dull for one single moment. I love those friends who accept your quirks and are there for you whenever you need them. I mean, I see her almost every day and we go for a walk for 45 minutes (even more when it’s warm outside) during this time. We can talk but we can also walk next to each other in complete silence.
Sorry, I’m straying away from my main topic 😀 So, yesterday my husband and I talked about my hobbies and that I can’t sit down and just do one of them for 30 minutes. I like having at least one hour for it. He said that he would like to see me sitting down and surprise him what I would do. Because of that, I thought I blog about them and face how time consuming hobbies I really have. 🙂
Oh boy, that was just brainstorming 🙂 Maybe it is a little bit more than I expected, to be honest. I’m not doing everything in one week or with the same amount of time and passion. Sometimes it is hard to find the time to satisfy or provide the equal attention for each of them. Some of the hobbies I can do just at special times or seasons. Some hobbies I am doing simultaneously because it is great to combine them.
There are a few activities which I do quite rarely but when I do them, then I do them with passion and take all the time I need or it takes.
I like baking because I can see how the ingredients work together and something new develops. I can see the same effect while I do a jigsaw. I love doing the really huge ones with 3000 or more pieces. The main reason why don‘t do them regularly is that I don’t have the space to leave it undone. So I need a lot of time and the space to do it.
Planning vacations and traveling are connected. I love planning and preparing a trip, and to see how the plan eventually works during the travels is amazing. During the pandemic we didn’t travel a lot – like most other people, too.
Collecting shells I just do during vacations in Denmark (or at other beaches where I can find them), so mainly just once in a year. But my collection is quite huge and I’m not sure what to do with them 😀
I build with nub bricks and create perler beads patterns only when I have a new project.
There are activities which I like to do at least once a month up to once a week.
Drawing and watercolouring are lovely and I can focus and relax at the same time but I’m quite slow, so it takes at least four hours until I’m satisfied with what I create.
We try to play board games twice a month, sometimes just my hubby and I, sometimes with friends. The games we play can vary in duration: between one hour and up to six (or even more) hours.
Plant care is quite a routine but I like doing it. Gardening is also time consuming because there is a lot of weed in our front and back garden. I love listening to podcasts or radio plays during the work in the garden. On the other side, when I’m reading I don’t like any noise accept rain, thunder storm sounds, or ambience.
I used to play Animal Crossing quite a lot and nearly every day but at the moment I play it once a month for one hour.
Also about once a month, a muse kisses me and I start writing little stories. I couldn’t be an author because I don’t write enough and I haven’t got really brilliant ideas. So I just scribble down my little thingys 😀
Blogging, as you all know, I do once a week and maybe I learn to manage my time better so that I can go back to twice a week. I still enjoy the process of creating a new blog post.
Oh gosh reading… Well, I would like to do it more than once a week. I think it is my oldest hobby and I would love to reconnect with it more. I have adored a good book since I learnt how to read and this passion is still inside me.
I have to confess that I do the following activities quite a lot and I take my time for them.
I like to combine those activities like journaling while watching a movie or tidying up and listen to a radio play. If I really want to enjoy journaling, it takes two hours or more. If I haven’t got enough of my daily time or if the day was stressful at work, it just takes 30 minutes – but that’s the minimum I want to have for it.
Maya’s daily walks are 45 minutes and up to one hour. This is important for me and my little pug girl, so she can walk and meet her buddies and I get some fresh air as well. 🙂 I would say it is a win-win situation.
When I say I watch a movie or a series, it can mean two things. First, I watch it with my hubby, sit down and do nothing else than that; the other way is that I’m creative while watching.
My next hobby can look quite strange to other people but I love to tidying up. I enjoy the thought that everything as its place but at the moment we haven’t found the system in the house yet. But it is ok because we haven’t finished all rooms. It just makes me happy and relaxed.
I take photos nearly every day. Most of the time the pictures include Maya, flowers, or landscapes. My husband likes them and often says that I should post them on Instagram, but to be honest, I’m not great at Instagram and I haven’t got passion to post there. I love my blog more and for me it is more important to take the time to create a post here than to post on Instagram where a huge crowd of people would ignore the picture. I’m so happy to get the feedback from you. It brings just more joy and meaning to me.
Listen to podcast / radio plays are great to explore new worlds or just broaden your mind and I feel quite relaxed during listen to it.
My husband asks me for a conclusion of this blog post and to be honest I thought for quite a few minutes how I could let end this post. Well, I think it doesn’t matter how much time you take for your hobbies or your activities. The quality is important. If it makes you happy, then do it. If it doesn’t bring you joy then leave it.
Wisdom of the day: Don’t worry about time. The activities or hobbies which we do make time precious. If we won’t do anything, time will be just time.
Love to you all,
Your Evil Journalista Chrissi