Change is great, it passes the time and relieves boredom. When life is calm and like a mill-pond I find myself getting agitated and look to see how I can stir things up.
This is why I am quite happy to try new things, there is the chance I will fail but I’m more interested in having something different to do. My life is littered with discarded hobbies, I find myself tripping over fads whenever I walk through the house.
I’m always on the lookout for the next pastime to occupy me, although considering the ones I have discarded I have no idea what they may be.
The last attempt to try something new was my ukulele phase. I went out and bought the tiny instrument and a series of “How to…” books. I was even listening to any bands with a plunky noise. I am not sure I even managed to play a chord before I out the case in the cupboard.
Then there were the model airplanes. As with every other time I got into airfix kits I started with the Avro Lancaster bomber. The last time I attempted this (my fourth time putting one together) I got as far as the left hand landing gear before consigning the tiny plastic pilots back on their box.
I’ve given up on magic, learning html, painting, lawn bowls, drama, being a school governor.
Maybe one day I will start a hobby that I carry on with, I would really like to have something that I can do that is worthwhile. The last project I got good at was the guitar on Rock Band, which while it is pretty impressive to show off my finger work does then require an explanation as to why I didn’t use my time to learn the ukulele instead.