It has been really difficult lately to find time for my hobbies. There are days where doing one social thing ends up taking the entire night, leaving my introvert tank a bit empty. I haven’t taken many photographs and missed the entire spring. I haven’t written much, on this blog or for the second draft of Second Class Supers. Yes, the first third of this year was busy for me, but I miss writing, and I miss photography.
It is easy to get trapped into a routine that leaves little time for hobbies and the exploration of those passions.
I also haven’t had time to talk to people lately. I tried to schedule a phone call with Barry, but that hasn’t panned out because I’ve been too busy. I miss my friends so much. I miss my family so much. Annie is hoping we can visit my family once more before our honeymoon this summer, but there aren’t any more three day weekends before then.
I can’t believe today is already Thursday. While work definitely feels more like a full week, when I look into my evenings, things are zipping by. Tonight is the only night where Annie and I aren’t stuffed to the brim with things to do or people to visit.
On Friday, my mother-in-law will be coming over to meet with her financial advisor and spend the weekend at our place. I didn’t get everything I wanted done for her, but I’m hoping we will get it done soon.
This weekend has filled up, and while I’m excited about some of the plans, I still haven’t set aside time to work on writing or photography, and that makes me a bit sad. I look back at my photos on Flickr and really enjoy that I took them. I can see improvements in my writing and photography over the last couple of years. I hope to continue to improve both of this skills and continue to craft new content. I just need to find the time, and set it aside.