Decisions Made – Adding to My Crazy Life

Well, after yesterday’s post about having a blank mind when it comes to writing, I have decided to attempt to fix that problem. I am going to focus on writing more. On improving my writing abilities. On getting rid of my blank mind.

I may be stretching myself a bit thin here by doing this.

I am less than two months in to my new job (and loving it) where I am getting busier and busier by the hour as my meetings take shape and pass through the various stages of planning.

I am working hard to get my running shape back on track. I have started PT again, on my dime until I can get my no-fault benefits back on track. I am going to progress my runs longer, further, hopefully faster. I am hoping to get back to strength training shortly as well.

I am also 16 books behind my goodreads goal of reading 100 books this year. To be fair, I failed at math when setting a target goal of books ready and didn’t realize till about a week later that the goal would require me reading roughly 2 books a week – oops!

writingBut all that busy aside, I am determined to start writing again. To start writing more often, to become a stronger writer, to better myself.

This means, hopefully, you will see more posts. You will see varied posts, even though this is supposed to be a fitness and travel blog, but now it will become something a bit more. What that bit more is am not 100% yet sure, but I will use this space to grow, to expand my abilities.

Wish me luck. Shortly I will sign up for some online writing classes via Gotham Writers Workshop. I will write down any idea, tag line, topic that comes in to my head as a potential writing piece either my own or a blog post.

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Can One Have Too Many Hobbies?

Over the years I have had numerous hobbies.  In HS I started collected quotes. Somewhere I even still have the journals I wrote them down in – I think I had 4 by the time college was over!)

Since I was little I have loved reading. I like to pick authors who write series books – they have one character and stick with them on a long journey over numerous books. What can I say, I get invested. Then I get sad when the story ends. I get even sadder when I know its a standalone.

I enjoy watching TV. Who doesn’t like watching drama’s, or even a mindless dramady.  I am not afraid to put it out there, some of my favorite shows are (or were) on the CW or ABCFamily Channel.  I even still watch General Hospital. I mean, who doesn’t love being able to shut down their real world or the make believe land presented on the TV screen?

I also enjoy listening to music. I love picking out lyrics that mean something, whether they have relevancy now or in my past, or could have in the future, I store them away for usage later.

I am also a bit fanatical about the New York Rangers. I am counting down the days until pre-season hockey starts up (48 more days!).  I try to watch as many games as I can, I read the game reports, I follow trades, standing changes.  Some may say I obsess a bit, but I’m a New York hockey fan, we take that seriously!

Of course, I also love to run and workout.  Not going to lie, this has been a rough 5 months with my lack of ability to do much of either. Turns out I can run, as long as my neck is taped, something I never had to worry about before. I still cannot lift anything above my head or carry on my shoulder, so that limits many other exercises I can do.

There is also my love of travel. Yes, to me this is a hobby because I have goals associated with it. I want to visit all 50 states (if I can run a half in each, well, two birds, one race!).  I want to see as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as I can. I wan to gather stamps in my passport.  This is a hobby, its something I want to do, it’s something I enjoy doing, it’s not something I am required to do, its my choice.

So again I ask, can someone have to many hobbies? Sometimes it’s hard to find time to work on all my hobbies.  Sometimes it’s tough to be able to afford them all.  My DVR often gets backed up because I would rather be running or reading then watching TV.  Sometimes I have a list of movies I want to see but never got a chance to see them in the theatre. When that happens I get sad because without video stores, it’s getting harder and harder to locate a movie that was released 6, 9, 13 months ago!

What are you favorite hobbies?