Freelance: Finding a hobby
I’ve recently come to a little bump in the freelance road. I managed to turn both of my hobbies into jobs, but forgot one important step…finding new hobbies. I love all that comes with my career and will happily spend my days and nights designing, organizing spreadsheets & calendars, or rehearsing for upcoming circus shows, but I find that if I do this too many nights in a row I start to feel a hint of burn out.
When I find myself with a few hours of freedom I lean toward activities that are entertaining and benefit my business at the same time. Reading an inspiring/motivating book, stretching, or pinning makeup/costume ideas. These things take less brain power and energy than designing or rehearsing, but though I’ve tried to deny it, they’re still part of WORK.
So now I’m searching for an actual hobby – something I will not be tempted to turn into a business. I’ve done the knitting thing, I’m not skilled at any sort of offline artsy activity and it’s currently winter, so outdoor activities are out of the question. Also, being in the circus is already expensive, so cheaper hobbies would be better :)
I’ve been working on my house lately, painting the bathroom and organizing all my junk – yes, I’m putting this in the hobbies category for now – but I’d love to hear what sort of hobbies you have and if any freelancers out there have dealt with the same issue.01.11.13 in freelance