Bullet Journal 2022-11-11 Friday

  • Finished watching Edge of Tomorrow
    • Probably my 4th time or so
    • Love the movie
  • Replied to Silviu on FoL about advice for living life and combating depression

Hmmmm, not sure if this is a call for advice from “old people”. 🙂 Though I was delighted to learn recently that Leafia is actually a couple years older than me. 🙂

A lot of your advice is spot on. Though I suppose a lot of it is the regular stuff you hear about drinking water and sleeping well and all. Everyone hears that they should do those things, but people still don’t necessarily heed it. Haha, I still tend to drink lots of coffee instead of pure water. 🙂

But one item you mentioned was something I’d like to emphasize. Taking up hobbies is definitely something that helps add vigor into your life.

There was a time when I basically did nothing for hobbies. People would ask, “So what do you do in your free time? Do you have any hobbies?” and I’d be like “Ummmm, yeah, well, I like reading… and listening to podcasts…” 🙂

A reading club is at least something beyond just reading alone. Discussing books with people makes it a worthy hobby.

In Taiwan, I joined a board game group for a time. That was a great feeling to just get together with people and learn a variety of new games.

After moving to the US, I recently took up fencing and love it! I had always dreamed of doing something like that but just never took the initiative. Now I can tell people I’m a fencer. 🙂

I’ve also started learning guitar on my own. I’ve always wanted to learn an instrument but never put the time into it. I want to have a talent I can use and show people someday if the situation comes up. And I think guitar is something that could be relaxing just to play by myself even.