>Watching Twitter and FB today, I realized something about myself. I need a hobby. Something that I like doing SO MUCH that I stick with it, talk about it, research it, want other people to do it with me, and make special time just for it. Something that I do simply because it is FUN. Anyone who knows me is probably scratching their heads and asking themselves what I am looking for when I have photography. I am wondering the same thing, my friends..
Photography for me isn’t a hobby. It isn’t something I always have fun doing, or even want to share with others. Sometimes I shoot because I am stressed and need an outlet. Sometimes when I edit I get so frustrated because the photo isn’t coming out the way I want it to that I just scrap the image all together. Photography for me is also deeply personal. While I do love talking about it, and I do love showing off some of the images that I am especially proud of, there are even more that I never show anyone because I don’t think they would understand. They are for ME.
What I want is something that is PURE FUN. I see some people are really into fashion, and getting the latest fashion magazine and scouring it for new looks is exciting for them. Putting together new outfits is FUN. I see people who are really into Yoga, and will take all the Yoga classes they can and take all of their friends with them. Yoga for them is FUN. I can think of a million other things that people do purely because it is FUN. Scrapbooking, playing sports, dancing, playing video games… I can not think of a single thing that I do JUST FOR FUN.
I think it’s time to find out what FUN is for me.