Having Too Many Hobbies: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Sometimes having too many hobbies is fantastic; sometimes it’s the worst.

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I’m a creative person. I’m always happiest when I’m creating something. The problem is, I like creating things in a multitude of ways:

  • Painting — acrylics and watercolors
  • Writing
  • Calligraphy with pens, markers, pencils
  • Calligraphy on the iPad with an Apple pencil
  • Reading

I also have two jobs and a toddler and a husband who likes to get some face time every once in a while. This means I have less time for my hobbies than I would like.

The Good

The great thing about having lots of hobbies is that there’s always something I want to do. If I don’t feel like writing, I can paint. If I don’t want to get out paints and be messy, I can letter on my iPad. If I’m too tired to be truly creative, I can read.

The Bad

The bad thing about having lots of hobbies is two-fold: one, finding time to actually start and finish a project; two, choosing when I want to multiple things. If I want to paint and write, I have to pick just one, because I rarely have enough time to split between the two on any given day.

The Ugly

And sometimes, when I want to do too many things at once, I end up doing none of them, and instead just watching a show instead (The Great British Baking Show is always worth watching).

In Summary

“People with many interests live, not only the longest, but the happiest.” -George Matthew Allen

While it can difficult, at times, to have so many hobbies, it is always worth it in the end. I can never get bored with one hobby, and there’s always something new to learn.