What do you do in your free time when you’re not reading? Do you hop onto social media? Do you immerse yourself in world news? Do you watch Netflix?
If you’re on my blog, you probably read as a hobby. My question for you though is: What else do you do in your free time?
I have two main hobbies – reading and gaming. I also love watching a few TV shows and spending time on YouTube, but I don’t dedicate enough time to doing those two to consider them significant hobbies. Other than reading, something else that I consider a significant hobby is video gaming.
I’ve been big on both reading and gaming since I was a kid. As I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog, I’ve been reading ever since I became literate. I also started playing Pokemon on my Gameboy ever since my parents finally gave in and bought it for me when I was in first grade. My love of reading developed into this book blog. My love of gaming developed into playing more games. In present day, World of Warcaft is a video game that I really enjoy. There’s just so many aspects to the game, and I love it. The Warcraft movie is coming out tomorrow – you bet I already booked my movie tickets a couple of weeks ago.
I love both reading and gaming, but for different reasons. Because of that, the time that I spend reading and the time that I spend gaming tend to have an inverse correlation. I usually get really into either reading or gaming for a period of time, seldom both.
My Time Management
Recently, I’ve been really getting into Overwatch. If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically just a new video game that a lot of people have been hyped about for a while. I’ve played it a bit recently, and I think it’s amazing. I know that I’m about to enter a period of time where I binge video gaming, specifically Overwatch. However, I don’t want to be reading significantly less or posting less frequently on my blog. I’m therefore going to do my best to get in some reading every day, as well as allocate some time to dedicate to my blog. So don’t fret! 🙂
I want to emphasize that even though I do have other hobbies, I won’t be slacking on my blog posts. Although I’ve been gaming more as of late, it hasn’t taken up a lot of time. I’ve been recently traveling and going out with friends a lot, so that’s what’s been causing my delay in responding to comments and being slow with reading. As I’m writing this blog post, I’m at a Bed and Breakfast where I’m staying the night while on a road trip. In addition to constantly being out and about lately, it’s been hard for me to read too much in one sitting because the two books I’m currently reading are horror. It’s a hard genre for me to read too much of since I’m prone to getting scared easily, but I’m trudging my way through it.
All of that being said, things will settle down for me soon once I start my job, so I’ll be back in my blogging and reading groove in a bit over a week! I won’t let the horror portions of the books I’m currently reading stop me from devouring them once my time becomes more manageable. 😛
What Other Hobbies Do You Have?
I’d love to hear what other things you do in your free time!
What are your other hobbies besides reading?
How do you balance your hobbies?
If reading is your only hobby, let me know why that is!