I had Lasik on Friday (I CAN SEE WITHOUT CONTACTS AND ITS BLOWING MY MIND) and they were going over my medical chart that you have to fill out at pretty much every dr’s office when something kind of embarrassing happened. The nurse asked What are your hobbies? Now, my contacts were out and glasses were off so I couldn’t see, nor can one really see one’s own face, but I’m pretty sure my face looked like a deer in the headlights. 

I said ummmm reading… and then gave her a shrug and nervous creepy highly embarrassed awkward laugh. Then I felt the need to explain to this woman who I don’t know and will probably never see again that I’ve just finished law school and am currently studying for the bar exam and for the past three years I haven’t really had time for hobbies…

Which I then just felt like an idiot. (like that time I realized I wouldn’t have an alibi for most nights) I mean how do you not have time for hobbies?! I was proud of myself for not saying wine, napping, snuggling with winston, or getting pedicures. Pat on the back for that! 

But I am a tad ashamed that I couldn’t come up with more hobbies. Not because I want people to think I am super cool or incredibly outgoing (although of course I am duh) it’s because I’m disappointed in myself. 

So what other hobbies should I plan on starting? Let’s make a list because that’s the only way I get things done apparently… 

1. Rec Sports Leagues: softball or volleyball
2. Cooking: go to some cooking classes to expand my repertoire 
3. Painting: but let’s go beyond paint by numbers. I’d like to actually paint in a field or on a hillside or something
4. Gardening: but what can I grow in Texas? The heat would kill everything right?
5. Running… ummmmmmm
6. Knitting: does that make me sound old? 
7. Yoga? Maybe?

What are your hobbies?

Of course Betty White has some great advice for me…

Thanks Betty, I’ll remember that…


  • http://www.iris-hanlin.com/ Country Girl’s Daybook

    Gardening is a great hobby. Huge fan right here.

    Country Girl’s Daybook

  • Brittany Nagel

    Oh my gosh, I have the SAME problem. When people ask me what I like to do for fun, I can never think of anything! Which is sort of weird because I really don’t think my life is thaat boring. I blame law school.

  • Madeline G.

    Knitting is an excellent hobby! Very relaxing…kept me sane through grad school. Ha! And I’m only 25, so no, knitting does not make you “old.” 😛 Love the blog, btw!