Will and I had an unexpectedly action-packed Sunday and I’m starting the week with such a skip in my step as a result. We started the day drinking our coffee at the beach, where Rory sprinted up and down the sand and didn’t hesitate to dip his paws in the water. Next we went to one of our favorite restaurants for lunch followed by a quick stop into one of my favorite stores for a little decorating inspiration. Then we met two friends for paddle and a puppy playdate in the park near our house. And finally we watched the sun set from the driving range, where I picked up a golf club for the first time outside of mini golf and Will gave me a million pointers and lots of encouragement (which you already know if you watch my Instagram stories haha). We also listened to an audiobook together in the car between destinations and it just felt like such a happy and productive use of a Sunday!
A lot of times we both get sucked into working at least one day on the weekends and it was so nice to totally unplug and take on so many activities in just a few hours. It made us both really happy to live where we do and it got me thinking a lot about hobbies and how I’ve stopped investing in them as I’ve gotten older. Not that it would be easy to get back into my childhood love of gymnastics at 28, but there are lots of new hobbies I’d like to devote some time to, especially on the weekends. For instance, I recently got into needlepoint and I’ve found it insanely relaxing to do something with my hands that isn’t scrolling through Instagram. I love to read and find I’m much more excited to run errands during the day if I know I have a great audio book to listen to in the car. Yesterday I tried a sport I never thought I’d try and wound up having a blast trying something totally outside my comfort zone. And I’m not sure that walking on the beach constitutes a hobby, but it was so relaxing (for all three of us!) that I’m hoping to turn it into something of a weekly ritual.
What are your hobbies, and how do you prioritize them as an adult? Are there any new hobbies you’re hoping to pick up in 2018?
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