Updated: Apr 23
I go through a series of obsessions every year.
There are a few stable pastimes, like fishing and writing, but then there are others I can't stop thinking about––until the next one comes along.
I can't help it. Learning something new is just so damn exciting.
When you're developing a new hobby, there's so much to learn that all you want to do is spend more time thinking about it. I think that's healthy. You can use that energy elsewhere in live too, like with your family or at work, but I think hobbies help to replenish that energy.
Without them, I'd burn out.
Learn something new. If you fish, but don't fly fish, give that a shot. Pick up a canoe and learn to paddle. Really paddle, with proper technique. Tie flies.
Get obsessed about something. It's healthy.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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