I’ve never really been one for hobbies. I’ve tried a few out…like macrame in the early 80s (thank God that was only a short lived phase!), stamp collecting (zzzzzz….), finger knitting (*face palm*), dungeons and dragons ( I did love that one!) and a few others that have been permanently erased from my memory.
I do love music and singing, as you may have gathered if you have been following this blog, but I don’t really consider those a hobby. They are more of a passion, a necessity…even a way of life. So, to me, they fall well outside the ‘hobby’ arena.
I have been known to get on my hobby horse every now and again (ok, maybe more often than that…sshhh!). I am excellent on a soap box…unaccustomed as I am to public speaking….cough, cough…. It’s the passionate side of me that takes over whenever my hobby horses come into view. I say ‘horses’ as I have been known to have a few. Like, gender equality, any form of discrimination, bullying, access to education, financial disparities, global warming, recycling, de-afforestation….I could go on…but you may already be drifting off! Of course now this diabetes life has given me a new passion that I can speak about on relevant soap boxes….wherever I may find them…and where like minded people gather! Passion (and soap boxes or hobby horses) can make a difference in the world. You just have to shout loud enough and often enough!
These causes that I am passionate about make my life the wondrous thing that it is. I care deeply about humanity, the environment, education, and everyone’s right to live free from repression, discrimination and injustice. I care about access to proper health care, especially for people living with chronic diseases. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I ride my hobby horses with pride and determination. I put my money where my mouth is. I stand proudly atop the nearest soap box and vehemently advocate for what I believe in. I am not ashamed of it! I am proud of it!
My passions connect me with others around the world….something I am very grateful for.
So, no I don’t really have a hobby but I probably don’t have time for one anyway. I’m too busy lining up my next hobby horse ride! Hi, ho Silver…..away!