List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
1. Writing – while I now consider this my life’s passion, it has always been a hobby. I love it because it allows me to express myself articulately. I love the written word, using words in ways to describe the imaginations in my mind.
2. Reading – this is the greatest mode of escapism that exists! When reality is full of crap, I grab a book and live someone else’s life in some other world or place in time.
3. Painting, sketching – ever since I took some art classes in college, I have enjoyed expressing myself with painting and sketching. This has become another outlet for my imagination.
4. Crocheting – this relaxes me and allows me to daydream while my hands keep busy.
5. Researching – I love it when I get an idea in my head and I have to do research on it. I love delving into old records, newspapers, or periodicals. So much fun!