I’m open to suggestions for hobbies. What are your hobbies that are a secret-weapon? A secret-weapon hobby is a proficiency (not necessarily a mastering) of a skill that you would otherwise never know a person had except for in a very specific situation. Example: you may never know that I rock climb until we are scaling the side of your house. You may never know I dance tango until we’re at the club. You’d never know I could sing until we’re driving in the car together. You may never know that I’m a Subway-connoisseur until we’re getting lunch.
With my new sleep schedule I am awake for 20 hours every day. I’ve found that this time can get very boring if I don’t have something to occupy my mind – especially late at night around the 2-4 AM hours.
There are a couple of things that I do with my time. Prior to starting this schedule I thought for a very long time about what I most wanted to learn. I wanted to become proficient in two hobbies – one mental and the other kinesthetic.
My list of potential mental hobbies that I was interested in learning:
- 2-D art
- Improve my poetry
My list of potential kinesthetic hobbies:
- Rock climbing
I am currently not pursuing a physical hobby. While planning my ‘Yak the Mississippi trip, my energy and time is spent paying attention to the calories coming in and going out of my body while researching and learning about the trip (water levels, paddle techniques, self-arrest positions, paddling with currents, and general reading of other successful attempts, etc). However, my hope when I return from Louisiana out of the kayak is to get a membership to a climbing gym. I’ll ride that wave as my major form of exercise until I get bored and my interests shift. Then I hope to go get good at swimming or another one of the hobbies on my list.
With the aid of a glass of wine or two, drawing, playing guitar, and studying the Mississippi has held my attention for long periods of time at night. People who have the ability to draw anything or play any song always impress me. And obviously studying the Great River is a function of utility.
You’re probably wondering what job could allow me to take naps throughout the day, so I should probably address how I’m bringing home the bacon at some point. Look forward to a post on my line of work soon.