In many ways, the challenge appears simple enough; to find time in your day for an activity specifically for you. I’ve set myself the challenge of finding at least 20 minutes each day to do something with an art basis, with the efforts being shared at a meeting in January, so no pressure!
It has led me to reflect on the story of my working life and the litter of discarded or neglected hobbies that seems to have been left in it’s wake. In the early days, while still reasonably fit and time rich, sport played a reasonable part, particularly in the summer, when cricket sometimes took Saturday and Sunday and occasional mid-week fixtures. My Bothamesque efforts with the bat and ball were appreciated. Then along came child one and a ball into the face, to revise that.
Holidays in France, playing music there for a couple of years (finalists in the truffe de Perigeux 1990) and buying a small country cottage there after my first wife was diagnosed with cancer, meant escapes of a different kind, to undertake plumbing and electrics and carpentry, as well as working with the garden and the developing trees. That still exists and is one area that provides continuous refreshment, simply down to calm and no external stimulation; no internet, no TV… Roll on Easter and the warmer weather. The tree-work list is very long.
It will be interesting to see the outcomes from my own and other’s efforts.
What will you do for yourself?
Good luck and be well.