When you get to know people well professionally or personally, I think it’s fascinating to learn more about what people really enjoy doing for hobbies. Some are often obvious – the fitness freaks, the amateur chefs & bakers, the tech nerds who cosplay, the musicians… but uncovering interests & hidden talents others have is such a big part of understanding how others are motivated in their work and personal lives.
I also often love the looks of surprise when people learn things about me that I’m capable of, or have extensive experience from life’s adventures. Like the fact that I grew up wrenching on race cars & acting as my dad’s crew chief / pit crew for probably 20 years or so. Or that I am fairly experienced around horses, even though I don’t own any currently. Or that I grew up in the Maine woods, so hunting trips & snowmobiling cabins were the norm.
So from time to time here, I’ll share some of my personal hobbies that challenge or recharge me mentally, physically & creatively.