Hello kind spirits, happy Sunday to you all!
I am back at it again with another Sunday post and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. So, in reference to my older post from a few weeks ago I wrote somewhat about connecting with your inner-child and doing what you love on a daily basis. Even if it is for just a few minutes, it makes a big difference in your day. It’s a pretty long post but I thought to myself, why not share my own passions, hobbies and interests from childhood that have grown and stuck with me throughout my years and see who else shares the same interests etc.? You can see this as a ”get to know me” type of post so let’s get to it!
First of all, here’s an explanation on what a hobby, an interest and a passion really means:
Interest is the feeling of wanting to know or learn about something or someone.
Passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.
Hobby remains for fun and recreation, and an activity ceases to be hobby when it becomes a profession for someone.
And for me, this is what it looks like:
Interests: Piano music, psychology and philosophy, languages, history and art.
Hobbies: Languages and history.
I have a couple of more which are writing (journaling, novels, blogging, poems, books and just words in general), makeup and beauty (skin- and bodycare included), reading and photography. The reason as to why these are not included on the list above is because these are all simultaneously my interests, hobbies and passions. I left languages there because I didn’t want the passions section to be empty, cold and lonely. Like i mentioned in the post I linked in the beginning, I’ve always loved to create especially with words and writing. Maybe it’s because of my Mars in Gemini? After all, Gemini is the communicator of the zodiac. There’s more interests that I have but these are the most prominent ones and which also are more ”share-friendly” I guess.
Words have always fulfilled me without an explanation and I’m all here for it. I feel like it’s the purest and most beautiful form art form out there. I can’t explain it I just sincerely love it. As a teenager I even wanted to work as a writer/columnist for a magazine but I never believed that I would be successful or that I even was creative enough for it. But now here I am and thinking why the hell should I ignore whatever makes me happy, you know? And the same question goes to you.
My love for piano and piano music (or classical music) started when I was so damn young. As I’ve mentioned before my maternal grandparents have a piano that I used to play on a lot as a kid and I recently remembered that there was a piano in daycare and I used to play on that bitch a loooot! I really REALLY want to learn how to play the piano and I’m gonna get to it as soon as this pandora is over. But for now, to ease my urges, I read a book named The Essential Canon Of Classical Music by David Dubal. Here’s some words about the book that I took directly from Amazon:
” The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener
Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.”
I even have a framed piano sheet (see pic below) on a table as part of my Youtube-background that I wish to learn how to play on a piano and it’s called Rue des trois fréres by Fabrizio Paterlini. Have you heard it? It’s so beautiful, I sometimes don’t know what to do with myself whenever I listen to it. One day though.. I’m manifesting that!
Psychology because I’m interested in the human mind and behaviour. I think it comes from the fact that I was very timid as a child and used to study people and their behaviour a lot.
Photography because I love the fact that you can literally capture moments in life and keep them forever whether it be intentional or not. Happy, beautiful, sad, scary and funny moments. How can one not love that!? Photography helps us communicate and there’s a million ways to be artistic and creative because at the end of the day, photography is an art form. Photography is also something that I formed a passion and interest for at a young age, I believe I was nine or ten years old. In addition to wanting to work as a columnist I also wanted to be a photographer. I wanted to be alot of things growing up as long as it was creative, artistic and free-thinking. My current camera is a Sony A6000. Saving up to buy more camera gears like lenses etc. and also another camera. Or two because why not?
I can’t tell you where my love for makeup and beauty originated from. This love have lived with me since I was very little. My poor mother, I used to take her makeup and play with it and sometimes, obviously, destroy them. Not on purpose though.. maybe. What I do know is that I love how expressive one can be with makeup and in my opinion, makeup is also an art form. It was always a pleasant sight to see my mother do her makeup and get dolled up for whatever occasion that day. The transformation was amazing and I was always in awe over her beauty.
I can’t explain my love for reading. I just do and it’s also something that I’ve loved to do since I feel like forever! I’m currently reading Milles soleils splendides (also known as A thousand splendid suns) by Khaled Hosseini but in french.
Philosophy? Because my sun sign says so.
Art? Are you kidding me, how can you not?
History? How can you not be interested in the beginning of.. well everything? I don’t even care. It can be royal history, war history, Greek and Roman mythology, African history, music history, countries in general, history about medicine. It’s all good! I just love to learn.
Other miscellaneous interests of mine are food, travel, experiences and adventure. I ’m currently planning on a big trip abroad. A one-way ticket and I will stay for as long as I please or for as long as I’m allowed to visit said country by their laws, haha!
I’m incorporating all the interests I had as a child in to my adult life to make it funnier, lighter and happier and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my life-journey. If I can put my two cents in, I suggest you do the same and I don’t care how old you are because it truly brings a wonderful feeling and quality to everyday life. Grab a pen and paper and just start writing down what you used to love and loved to do that you in a sense lost as the years went by because.. adulthood, responsibility and life happens. It doesn’t matter if it takes days to write stuff down or if you dedicate a whole day to just get back in to yourself. Get to know yourself more and/or again. You’d be surprised with what you find out about yourself now and the younger you.
It took me a whole day to write everything down. Okay, around 14 hours which might sound like a very long time but I literally went through E V E R Y T H I N G! Added and erased a lot of stuff since I wanted it all to be correct and true. There were things that was obvious to me like the fact that I love to create but I had to dig a little deeper and figure out exactly what was it that I loved to create and why? What was I doing during a specific time that made me happy, content and calm and also gave me butterlfies in my stomach? Life happens and life isn’t the same for everyone. We all have our responsibilities to take care of on a daily basis. With that being said and what I’m trying to say is that try to find space during the day or even the week to bring out your inner-child. Knit, paint, sing, write, cook, play video/console/computer/board games, play an instrument, garden, use your photography skills, read, build something, create whatever, sew, design, whatever it may be that used to light your ass on fire when you were young. You owe it to yourself but you also wholeheartedly deserve it.
That glimpse of pure joy in this stressful world and (sometimes) bullshit called adulthood.