This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
The other day, I was chatting with a friend. I told him that I bought another game to add to my queued up list of stuff to do. His response was a simple “dang”. That single word made me stop and think for a minute. You see, I always have stuff to do! My poor to-do list is huge — probably longer than the Great Wall of China! My backlog consists of these activities:
- Read books, mangas, and fanfics
- Watch animes, movies, and TV shows
- Listen to music (the ones I haven’t listened to yet)
- Play video games on the DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, SNES, and etcetera
- Write stories, fanfics, and blog entries
- Design, create, and update webpages
- Practice and master piano pieces (easy ones)
- Learn Japanese
- Improve Korean skills
- . . . and MORE
. . . Then it hit me square in the face: I have way too many hobbies and interests — most of which are expensive ones! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind having a lot of different interests. Without them, I’d slowly go insane. As someone who grew up as an only child with not a lot of friends (compared to some people), I learned how to entertain by myself in my solitary state. It’s because of such life, I despise situations like group gaming, group work, and other large group-oriented activities. I like doing stuff by myself, for the most part. The only thing I do not mind is having a nice long conversation with someone, one-on-one. But aside from that, I like doing stuff that doesn’t require much interaction with people — hence all these hobbies and interests I’m allowed to peruse and do alone.
So these hobbies and interests prevent me from going insane. Now, though, I think they are affecting me in a bonkerish type of way! Because I have a long list of stuff to do, I feel like I’m never going to get them accomplished! I thought last year, that once I finished school, I’d have more time to do stuff like these! In a way, I’m right and wrong. I do have time to do stuff that can be done quickly, instead of something that’s extremely time consuming. For an example, I can read a manga in about an hour as oppose to a Russian novel that may take me at least twenty-four hours! I can make time to play a short DS game (something under 15 hours), but to play a console RPG that will take up at least 30 hours is out of the question most days!
Aigoos. Some days I feel the way I feel now: why do I have so many of these hobbies?! But for the most part? I’m happy. I’m glad I have a variety of activities to choose from. It’s because of the fact that I can choose from different activities, I never grow bored and go on a homicidal rampage. XD However, looking at my list makes me wonder if I’ll finish any of them in my lifetime . . . only time will tell!