When is it time to say "When"? When has a person hit their limit? When are too many hobbies simply too many? Can a person have too many hobbies? I wonder.
I have spent my life dabbling in a wide variety of pastimes. Few are active, physically demanding ones. Most are creative, cerebral or require the use of my hands. Throughout the years, I have jumped from one to the next quite frequently. Sometimes my habit of moving on without staying and seeing it through to mastery has been a bit of a frustration. But then I reconcile it by thinking I would rather know how to do many things than just to have mastery of a few. In hindsight, I think I made the right choice for me. I love to try new things. But I can't say I am master of much.
Recently, I began to second guess myself on taking on even more new hobbies, especially with the proverb about old dogs and new tricks looming in my mind. Is enough enough? I was counseled that "YES! some additional hobbies are just what you want." And I was encouraged to " Have fun on the adventure and path to self actualization and understanding."
I'm still not sure. Maybe my old age is the time to master many of the tried and true hobbies of my past, not to take on more new exploits.
Hmmmmmm....I wonder what Grandma Moses would tell me.