Hobby Time

It’s come to my attention that I need a hobby. I never thought I’d find myself saying this, given that I’ve always been a bit derisive of hobbies – like, why sink time, energy and resources in something that’s not adding value to your main hustle? What’s the point?

Well, I get it now. Turns out I’m not a well-rounded person, and I don’t have any avenues for turning off from work other than watching TV online. I’m not ashamed of that, but at this point in my life, it’s starting to get a bit tired. Also, my fiancée keeps making pointed remarks about my media consumption, which is more than I have the mental capacity to deal with. So, it’s off to find a healthy hobby for me.

I have to admit that it’s a little bit exciting, because I can choose whatever I want. I’ve never given myself that opportunity before. I guess I’m thinking something to do with being on the water, like sailing or fishing. As an added bonus, it’s not like those are skills that would go astray in life. Mind you, if I’m doing this, I’m going all in – no faffing around with ‘testing the waters’ for me.

That’s why I’ve been looking into boats – specifically, what having one made would entail. I’ve been looking into the range of marine welding services Melbourne has to offer, and I’ve come to the conclusion that a custom boat is where it’s at. Seeing the array of fishing accessories you can add to a boat kind of excites me, so I think fishing might be the way to go in my hobby acquisition project. Snapper racks and bow rails and bait boards – oh my!

That said, I’m not allowed to get swept up in the thrill of finding the best place to buy rod holders. Melbourne go-getters out there, you can probably relate to this. Sometimes I get swept up in setting up for a task, and then being a bit deflated when it comes to doing the thing itself.

I suppose that’s why I need to go fishing.