Once again, a tricky post title…especially since the last post was about my insecurites. What a great idea – give an anxious “never good enough” person a challenge to identify a talent or hobby!
I think there are lots of things that I am good at, but I don’t know if you could define them as talents or hobbies.
Who says what a hobby is anyway?
I mean, I recently edited my CV to add my current place of work and experience, and in doing so also updated my personal information. But when it came to hobbies and interests, I really got stuck.
What do they want you to write?
“I like trainspotting and making balloon animals”
“I am a black belt in Karate and enjoy watching Kung-Fu films. One day I want to go to China”
“Enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians.”
“Getting drunk every night down by the water, playing my guitar and smoking pot.”
These are genuine examples that I found during an enlightening Google search!
I think having hobbies when you’re a young professional is quite hard. While it’s said that you make time for the things which you care about, when 50% of your life is spent working and 30% is spent sleeping, and in that left over 20% you need to make time for cooking and eating, bathing, grocery shopping and other stupid things like dentist appointments and haircuts (which I never seem to have time for) … well, there doesn’t seem much left for fun.
That said, if I had to choose I’d say the things that I enjoy doing in whatever free time I have left are:
going to the gym
watching movies – I’ve recently been watching a lot of French films
spending time with friends
Which of those would you class as hobbies or talents?