Day 23: List your top 3 hobbies and why you love them.
Well blogging is probably a hobby. I'm not sure how you define a hobby and I have chosen writing as a vocation, but if this counts then it's obviously by far my favorite. I love it because I love writing and I love getting to share with and connect to others. I love the constant experimentation and how it's dynamic. I was a theatre major in college and we talked about how the audience was a part of the art and how different audiences change how a play is performed that night. In such a way as my blog grows and shifts in audience the blog is affected and it's interesting to be a part of that for nearly six years now.
Reading is probably my next biggest hobby. I probably still read twenty books a month. Yes, even with Dreamer. I tend to balance my Nook on my knee or next to me while I breastfeed lately. I'm mainly reading ebooks because we don't really have a budget for book buying lately, so I've been getting free ebooks... which means I'm reading a ton of books that are the beginning of series and not getting to see them through, which is frustrating. But still, fun. I was keeping a mental lists of next in the series to go buy when I do get some money, but the list has gotten too long now so I probably should write it down...
Next... that's hard to say. I have lots of hobbies and my enjoyment of them tends to wax and wane, unlike with writing and reading. That is not to say I ever hate any of them, just I get somewhat bored of them for a few months, then take them up again. Amongst these are painting, crocheting, even jewelry making. I miss jewelry making, I didn't bring any supplies to India and I haven't seen any here. In the past I also would sculpt and do other things. Then there's physical hobbies like when I took up running. Oh, I loved fencing and still wish I could do that... Oh and then there's like random hobbies like when I was doing indexing of genealogical information. But as for like a standard third I'm not sure. It's more like what's the third at the moment. At this moment? Hmm. I don't think I have time for one at this time. I do need to do some crocheting, I plan on making some wool soakers, but I haven't found the time yet. I have been doing some baking, but while I can get some enjoyment and satisfaction from that I do consider it more work then hobby.