I saw something recently that asked as an adult, what do you do for fun?
It stopped me. I didn't have an answer. What do I do for fun?
I go out to eat with my husband. I see friends for pedicures, drinks, or shopping. I nap, read, and watch TV. On particularly nice days, walking my dog is more fun than a necessary chore.
But on the surface, those things sound so average and like a regular part of life - none of them seem fun.
I think of fun as playing outside, going to an amusement park, having a birthday party, or enjoying summer vacation. What am I doing as an adult that gives me the same thrill?
Along the same lines, I was talking to a friend recently who said that she just wanted to drop everything- her life and responsibilities- and go do something simple.
When I think simple, I immediately think of sitting around at home all day, napping and watching TV. I thought of that prospect and knew that as much as I love a good binge-watching session, after about a week, I would get bored. So I asked her what she would do in her new life.
She said she would bake or work in a flower shop. Simple. Much simpler than whatever she currently does all day, but something like that never crossed my mind. To me, those would still feel like work and responsibility.
So it's making me think about it - what do I do for fun? And what would I do if I could live life without the normal responsibilities?
Honestly, I'm not sure. Is texting my friends observations about my surroundings, trying new restaurants, reading books, and compulsive wikipedia-ing enough? Clearly I need a hobby. I need to work on my fun.
What about you?