In terms of my hobbies and interests, I feel like things have turned pretty static. Although for some people, it’s totally fine to have a select few hobbies that they rarely stray from throughout their entire life is absolutely fine, for me, I feel like I’m in a place now where I need to expand and broaden my hobby related horizons a little bit. Of course reading will always be my biggest and number 1 hobby, nothing will ever take that away from me (I hope) and despite making some money from blogging now, I still more or less consider it a elaborate and time-consuming interest of mine. I love Yoga and watching films and TV shows but that’s more or less where my hobbying ends. Blogging, reading, TV and Yoga. It’s not a very diverse list is it?
Life moves and works in weird and sometimes wonderfully mysterious ways and although we shouldn’t, the majority of us will look back at a better, happier or simpler time and think about the could haves, would haves and should haves of the past. I am thankful that I had a rich, fun and bright childhood and teenage years. I had more fun than I ever thought I would and experienced some wonderful things. But, like everyone, I made mistakes and had to endure the bad with the good. Looking at different aspects of my life, I’m thinking about what I would say to my little, naïve, 13, 16 and 18 year-old self.
So like, many moons ago, I was tagged in the 11 Things You Didn’t Know tag by the lovely Ashton from Beauty, Books and Babble and because I’m useless I completely glossed over it. But, you know the saying, better late than never right? Ashton has given me 11 random questions to answer which may reveal some things you never ever knew about me… And I’ll be leaving some questions for anyone else who wants to do this tag at the bottom! Enjoy!
I had a bit of a rant on Twitter a while ago, about how some people put you down or make you feel small because your hobbies, interests and what you enjoy doing for fun is different from theirs. Now, I know on a whole, people are generally accepting. In the diverse world we live in, it’s hard not to be but I know from past experience that some people do have something to say about the fact that I don’t enjoy clubbing anymore, nor do I like getting drunk and doing what could be considered “normal” for a young woman of my age to be doing. And unfortunately, I’m probably not the only person to have experienced this. Continue reading “Embracing People’s Differences”