Funny how we, as hobbyists, see real life different from hobby life isn’t it. Essentially it’s all just one life.
Is it because we get lost in our own little fictional worlds?
Is it because we want/need something that’s just for us?
Is it because we need to escape real life from time to time?
Or is it all of the above or maybe something else?
You tell me.
I often see comments like, “real life getting in the way” but never “hobby life getting in the way of real life” haha.
For me it’s all of the above.
Ive always needed “my own time.” Something my Ex could never understand. She saw it as me not wanting to be with her any spare moment I had. She made me feel guilty for wanting to do my own thing and I’m not talking about out with the lads and getting drunk I’m talking about sitting and strumming my guitar and writing a song. Perversely her idea of spending time together was watching reality tv haha. Boring!
I love being a Dad, a husband and a mate. I love my job too, very lucky, and I love being a son and a brother as well but to keep me balanced and as good as I can be at all those things I also need to do something that’s just for me. For a loooooong time it was music and still is a bit but, mostly, it’s our beloved hobby.
For me, Real Life never gets in the way but I totally get what people mean. Sometimes after work, hanging with the kids and sorting dinner etc all I want to do is plonk my bottom in my very comfy armchair and nod off watching Netflix haha. However!!! If I do that too many nights in a row I feel like I’m wasting my life. I’m very conscious of how little time we have on earth so I feel, almost, driven to try and get as much done as possible. I’ve learnt to slow down but my life is, for the best part, pretty hectic, so a chance to stop and just paint or build some minis and also put up a post is euphoric for me.
I’m also quite a home person. What I mean by that is I really enjoy just being at home in my own space. I like people (on my terms) and I enjoy going out but, to be honest, I keep all that to a minimum. Every now and then is cool but my idea, these days, of a big night is a pizza, a cup of tea, maybe a beer or two if it’s the weekend, and a pile of plastic men to build haha.
Love to hear all your thoughts on this you crazy homosapiens!!
Below is some make believe in real life.
Remember, life is like a box of chocolates and they’re all mine so piss off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!