We were watching a movie yesterday, in which one of the actors said something that struck a chord with me. She said that she was a quitter, that she never finished anything. All that she did was start something and then switch to something else that distracted her. I am very much like her. My interests have never been constant. I might find something fascinating today, only to find out that I am bored of it the next day. My interests and hobbies keep changing with time. This is where things go to waste. I splurge large sum of money on something that I may use only for a month. And then just because I poured money into it, I push myself to do something about it. This keeps happening until I realize that I have too many interests. I then give up as I am not capable of following up every single hobby or interest. So this is what has been happening to me for a while now.
These days I am pretty scared of investing my time and money on a new hobby. I know this is a fling and I will get over it, once I find something else that sounds more interesting. There was a time when I was obsessed with science. Whenever I was free, I would watch science shows. I do that even now, but the amount of time spent is less. Then it was painting, which I still love to do but somehow do not make up any time for it. And then I was interested in astronomy and telescopes. I still am interested, but hubby seems to have lost interest. So we have not been going to the meets and I am cribbing about all the money that we poured into it. Then it was photography and travel. I would spend hours writing travelogues, which I totally got bored of. I think I have to blame myself for that as I overdid it. But I am sure I will make a comeback there when I get some free time. And then suddenly now I have turned into a health freak, trying to keep a nice skin, hair and body.
Sometimes I am dying to post something on my blog, while sometimes I am bored of doing that also. Same goes for commenting on other blogs. Although I daily read posts written by other bloggers, my interest in commenting keeps wavering. I even tried my hand at Origami, when I was unemployed for few months after I got married. I found it boring after few days. I tried my hand at knitting and crocheting. While I love these two, I somehow do not find the patience to knit after a stressful day at work. In between, I was interested in trying new recipes. That interest died very soon as I have always hated cooking. If God gave me one wish, I will ask him to make me a boy in my next birth. I hate the fact that I am supposed to cook and clean, just because I am a woman.
But there is one interest that has not changed ever since I was a kid and I doubt it will change ever. That interest is in reading books. I can happily buy books as I know deep down that I will definitely read them one day. At least those books will not be discarded unread.
Thankfully I am not active on any social network, so that does save some time. I just glance through updates on Facebook once or twice a day and that’s it. I never quite liked twitter or instagram. I tried pinterest but did not get drawn into it. My tumblr blog is almost dead. I have completely stopped chatting with anybody. I do not even login into my gtalk or yahoo messenger anymore. I stopped chatting when I was very busy because of work, and then gradually I lost interest. I did not want to resume chatting as I feel it wastes lot of my productive time. But I do spend time on Feedly, going through blog feeds as I love reading blogs. The only place where you will find me little active would be Goodreads. I love that site so much that whenever I find some free time, I login into that site and read reviews about books.
By the way, this applies to my career as well. I willingly chose this career path as I found it fascinating. But now I sometimes find other careers interesting. I even think of changing my career, but then I realize that I might get bored of the new career that I chose very soon. So there is no point in switching careers.
Ah! that’s why I say I am “jack of all trades, master of none”.