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By LuAnn Schindler

-Isms: Views on life in rural America


January 19, 2023

I’m not sure who is responsible for this quote, but I saw it last week and found it appropriate: “I have to find hobbies that don’t include my debit card.” I’m sure Scott would echo the sentiment.

After viewing a video about a woman who tied her identity (and self-worth) to her lack of hobbies, I thought about how our hobbies affect our lives. The woman said she used to be a voracious reader but can’t find time now. Finding new wines to taste-test was a hobby, now she finds it boring. Nothing brings joy.

How sad.

A hobby is defined as “a pursuit outside one’s regular occup...

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