What do you do for fun?

I remember struggling to think of something I enjoyed doing or even something I’d like to do.  I didn’t do anything for fun, and I felt embarrassed.  So much of my life was filled with the task of making others happy that I lost myself.   Fun is still something a bit foreign to me, but I’m learning to enjoy parts of my life again.  I’ll get back there, in time…

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Author: Undeniably Sara

Hi, I'm Undeniably Sara. I'm learning how to live well with chronic illnesses by focusing on self-healing with the goal of lifelong health.

28 thoughts on “What do you do for fun?”

  1. The world is your oyster! You can do anything!
    Ever since youtube, I bought an acoustic guitar & took free lessons online;
    taught myself Spanish; & most recently, 2 yrs ago, taught myself to paint – abstract with acrylics. I fell in love with painting! My favorite thing ever loll
    Go where you’re drawn 😉 xo

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  2. When my marriage of 17 years fell apart and we agreed to share custody, I didn’t even know what I liked to eat without a family to buy for. So sad how we lose ourselves. Now, as I live most of my life in isolation because of illness, fun is sharing time with others.

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    1. It’s funny you mention buying food for the family. I’ve realized that for many years I’ve only bought food and cooked meals the kids like. I’ll spend a couple hundred dollars at the grocery store and buy nothing for myself. I’m sorry to hear about your illness and isolation. I hope you get more time to share with others.

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      1. Thanks Sara – didn’t mean to sound “poor me” – the point I was trying to make is that when we lose all those things we so dearly clung to, the irony is that joy comes so much easier – ‘fun’ for me is now the every day blessings.

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  3. I can relate. If it weren’t for my husband I probably would never leave the house. For fun I do my Pilates, Netflix, YouTube.
    My biggest helper is an app I use called Whirligig… I put everything I think of on there to do, and I spin it and it picks activities for me, including WordPress reading. 😉

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  4. Make sure the fun that you find is yours. Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. Do something amazing, like fly a kite on a windy hill, or paint your fence purple, you can do whatever you want, but make sure it makes your heart light.

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  5. I used to think the same thing, that I was missing out. Then I shifted perspective and looked again at the things I do. It made me realize that when I cook, it’s a creative endeavor. When I’m lazy watching movies, I’m a cinephile. When my mind goes on dark tangents from my anxiety, I’m just getting ideas for the next story I write. It can be hard to let go of the critic and just be who you are, and enjoy the life you have even though it’s not what you planned. Hope you have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you and you make an interesting point. I spend a lot of time cooking and if I approach it in a more positive way it isn’t such a chore. I like your anxiety helping create new ideas for stories – that’s wonderful. Enjoying what we already have is half the battle.

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  6. I always dreaded answering this question. I’ve written in blog’s bio about it actually. Well you knwo what. I don’t care anymore. I know enjoy writing and developing my blog, reading and watching documentaries. I used to say I enjoysex and drinking, but I was foolish. I enjoy those, but I don’t need to mask anything anymore.

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