Whenever I’m occupied with exams or deadlines, I suddenly think of so many great ideas and things I should accomplish in life. Learning how to sew, play the piano, master a new language, become an expert at drawing, are just a few examples of my ambitious plans. All theoretically speaking of course. I always tell myself ‘I will definitely do that after my exams since I’ll have lots of time’. I usually think of such things due to the fact that I don’t have a real hobby, unless you count eating and watching TV shows as a real thing.
I don’t know about you, but I’m actually not great at anything. That might seem a bit dramatic, but hear me out. It’s not a pity party. I wish there was something I was great at, not just good, but really great. For instance, playing an instrument or participating in a competitive sport. I have the utmost admiration for people who are great at something, anything. Me on the other hand, I’ve been a quitter all my life. I know that about myself and have accepted the fact that I quit any hobby after one or two years, except for that time I had the great idea of learning tennis. I even bought an expensive racket and ended up using it just once. My tennis career lasted a whole day nonetheless. Quite impressive if, I say so myself. I know that I’m a quitter, but that doesn’t stop me from coming up with great plans every year (around January and June usually, the exam periods yes). These might be just futile, but it’s always good to dream and challenge yourself, and hopefully pull through one day. I’m still waiting for it to happen to me, but in the meantime I’ll just try taking baby steps. First off, is trying to incorporate a fitness regime into my life. Somehow fit people always seem to be happier. Or at least, that’s what Instagram tries to make us believe. Nevertheless, my goal is to find more balance (and meaning?) in my life, and I think becoming more active is the first step to it. I just got myself a new gym membership and let’s hope it’s not a waste of money, again. The next step is finding something to be great at. I will let you know when I think of something. Gosh, this would have been a great post for January 1st, full of naïve resolutions. But just think of it as a mid-year evaluation plan.
Since I was actually planning on making a new ‘Life Lately’ post about July, but somehow ended up ranting about my lack of ambitions and making New Year resolutions, here are some of my instagram photos from the previous month. Sorry for going 360° of topic, but July wasn’t interesting anyway, so you didn’t miss much. Have a good night!