I’ve been thinking a lot about a quote Matt Mullenweg wrote about earlier this year. It reads:
Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.
I’m going to drop in my own personal suggestion that we add a hobby that also forces us to explore.
I’ve noticed something in myself, and perhaps this fits your make-up as well — I enjoy having a reason to do something or to be some place different.
Photo: Flying a drone in a thunderstorm over a river.
My photography has always forced me to find a new perspective. It has forced me to explore new places and to find new ways to look at places I’ve already been. Though I’ve picked up kayaking I consider it a facet of my photography. It affords me an entirely new perspective to areas I have already been and to explore new areas I couldn’t otherwise access. And now with Eliza’s gift of a UAV I find myself adding on a new facet of my photography hobby that does both of these things yet again; I’m able to get a new perspective on places I’ve already been and also access areas I wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
So my creative hobby also forces me to explore new places and try new things. I hope yours does too.