When we meet someone who tells us that they've found a new hobby and then, two years later, has shifted interests towards something new, we might no be able to help but think this person is probably not very patient and committed.
At least that's the feeling I get from certain people in my vicinity when I tell them, that I've changed the outline not only of my blog. In an ever changing world, is it so strange that interest, too, alter? Friends and family oftentimes serve as well needed anchors, because change can be difficult to grasp at times. What about hobbies, then? The "been there, done that"-attitude, is it healthy?
I know, that I feel restless, standing on an escalator, waiting for it take me up to the next floor. That's why I almost always walk on escalators and not only when I'm in a hurry to get somewhere else. I simply hate standing still, even if the escalator is moving. Everything I do to get up quicker adds to my fitness and thus, brings me faster to the next floor and faster so with every time I choose not to stand still on an escalator. In other words, everything we experience adds to our knowledge and thus leads us to the next level in our lives. Life is fluent, so why shouldn't our interests be?
There's a difference in not being patient or persistent enough, not having enough stamina, so to speak, and striving for enhancement and gain of knowledge by shifting our areas of personal interests. As long as we stay on the path we've chosen (with some modification and as long as it still brings us to where we're headed), we shall keep moving forward.
I believe that a shift in interests and hobbies can be quite healthy if not necessary, indeed. As long as we stay connected to ourselves, we'll probably discover that our interests, too, are connected with each other as they sprung from the same seed that is our core personality and aim.
Don't be afraid to walk up that escalator. You'll only get stronger muscles.
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Jen is a life artist, writer and biochemistry engineer on a cabin crew adventure. She loves mixing cocktails and being an advocate for timeless, personal style, striving for a simpler, more intentional life without compromising quality and glamour.
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