One of the main reason I made this website was to keep a chronicle of my love for doing things. I’ve always had this tendency to seek out new interests, leaving me with an ever-growing mountain of hobbies. There’s a phrase that goes “a jack of all trades but master of none” that describes me. Doing a lot of activities is fun, until you realize you might be slowly drowning yourself in them. If there’s infinite things that are interesting, how do you pick one to focus on? When does healthy curiosity become a crutch? In my case- very very quickly.
To clarify- varied interests are not bad. There’s just a balancing act between finding new hobbies and doing one. I don’t have a very good balance. For example, this week I spent hours thinking about whether I should try stamp making instead of doing one of the dozen projects I started (but haven’t finished).
As I mentioned before, sometimes I have problems making decisions; but sometimes the decision I want to make is “all of the above.” I want to disappear down the rabbit hole, even though that’s not an option. When you have a full-time job, loans and responsibilities, you can’t afford a rabbit hole. Wanting everything but doing nothing is basically just a void. I can’t always sidestep the trap, but at least I know it’s there.