in an activity at intergenerational sunday school last week we were asked to list “our interests.” because this sounds a bit too much like “hobbies” and i struggle to claim a hobby, i had to think about what i choose to spend my time doing.
ukulele: i’ve had my soprano ukulele for a while now. i was gifted a tenor ukulele which is bigger with a deeper sound. i’m up to 9 chords. i wish i knew more. we are big “modern family” fans and needless to say, cameron’s song is sung by us all almost daily.
exercise: i exercise fairly consistently since last summer. i’ve never done sports or regular exercise in my life. if i didn’t have women to do this with, i wouldn’t. i’m so grateful. though i’m not always grateful when my alarm goes off at 5:30.
preschool: i didn’t know how to name my work. my job is my main hobby, my main interest. i am energized by it and look forward to it.
blogs: i read them every morning with a cup of coffee. even at 5:30. i spend my days thinking about things i’ve seen and read. a bit like when i read a book and can’t stop thinking of characters, i think of my blog friends. i’ve changed my lesson plans for the day after reading something from one of my virtual cohorts.
reading: i read every night before bed. i feel a little intimidated when i have to tell what i’ve read. i like books with substance but that are redemptive. i want to like characters, i want to live in their worlds. i literally fall asleep reading and then jerry wakes me up to turn off my light. every night.
taking photos: i’ve loved this since i was little…the difference is that i wrote the “photography” this time. that usually sounds too formal. but i do love capturing what i want to see…does that make sense?
spirituality: i do spend quite a bit of time pondering the realm of spirituality, offering my children the most basic foundation of faith while i use that as a springboard for my own thinking, looking for signs of the kingdom, wondering if we’re all talking about the same thing in different words…could it all be semantics? i appreciated this sunday’s message encouraging us to be comfortable with not knowing it all, to be okay with “i don’t know.” amen.