So I am watching Patrick Rothfuss and the gang on the Story Board live cast thingy on Geek and Sundry.
It is making me miss writing. Which is really weird. I often enjoy writing stories, but after 6 years of mandatory essay writing I was SO not feeling like spending more time typing than absolutely necessarily. I've been out of school for a couple of years now, so it's probably time I was over it. I am seriously thinking of working on one of my short story ideas and see if the hobby will stick this time, which would make my husband happy as my currently unfinished project is a novelization of the story he made up for a D&D campaign a few years ago.
I am terrible at hobbies. I give up on creating things so easily. My main pass time is consuming the creations of others. I am all about the books, and TV, and games. I mean, I get the impression that most people I know are the same way. However, for some reason I feel like I am missing out on something in my life because I WANT to do creative things, but just haven't figured out the dedication thing well enough to get it done. I'm still about 3/4s of the way through a scarf that I started a few months ago. It's just sitting there staring at me...
I find myself wondering how many people of my age group actually do stick with these kind of hobbies, or even want to pick them up in the first place. From where I sit, it seems like most people are just fine with watching other people make cool things for them to use/watch/read. Or maybe they want to do something but don't have the motivation either. Or maybe most people have crazy intense hobbies and spend all their free time writing or sewing or gluing glitter onto cardboard in cool patterns or whatever it is, and I am just not aware of it. That is also entirely possible.
I'm not sure that this attempt will stick. In fact it probably won't given the fact that I am super bored right now because I am waiting for a big time consuming, life changing event to happen. But who knows? Maybe I will hunker down and finish that novel in my copious amounts of spare time.