Develop a New Hobby | Excuse to Fish #685

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

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.

No excuses.

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