I have hobby ADD. I love to try new things and I'll be really excited about one thing for a few weeks or months and then I'll move on to something else. Sometimes I come back to the things I loved before, but some things are better left a once-tried experiment. I guess maybe it's all supposed to make me a more well-rounded person? Or I just have a short attention span. Here are just a few of my once-loved adventures:
Yes, I once played rugby. If I want to sound really cool, I will just leave it at that and let your imagination fill in the blanks. But the truth is, I played for maybe 2 weeks in high school. In practices. And I never made it to a match. Coincidentally, I gave it up the same week that someone lost an eye and another girl broke her arm... but I did get to wear a cool mouth guard and soccer socks. To this day I have no idea how to play the game.
Most of my childhood revolved around horses. One might even say I was obsessed. I don't remember how long I actually rode for, but I loved it and I sometimes wish I was still riding.
This was a really short-lived adventure and I'll tell you why: durian is the most foul fruit known to man. I kid you not. I'm pretty brave when it comes to culinary challenges, but even I could not choke down one bite of the candy. I first thought "maybe it doesn't taste as bad as it smells." Wrong. It tastes even worse than it smells, which is rather hard to believe when you've smelled it. I dare you to try it.
I love to knit but I can't crochet to save my life. After attempting to help my mom crochet leper bandages for a humanitarian project, I quickly learned that I suck at it. Basically I can only crochet triangles. Not so good for lepers.
I started playing the trombone when I was 11. When it came time to choose my instrument of choice in sixth grade band, the trombone just came easily to me. And I stuck with it for another 6 years. Sometimes I tell people I played for 9 years, but that's a lie. You should know I almost always exaggerate my numbers. More on that later...
A few years later I decided that the saxophone was much cooler than the trombone, but my band director wouldn't let me play the sax until I learned the clarinet first. So for one summer I was multi-talented and learned the clarinet and sax and kept up trombone and piano playing. The clarinet was just not for me. Neither was the sax. Feel free to call me a band geek anytime. I've earned it.
I've done yoga off and on for 7+ years (true number!) and still absolutely love it! I just don't make the time to do it anymore. Don't give up on me yet though, I still have dreams of one day mastering Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (one-legged king pigeon pose)... one day...