For the first time in years, my mind is craving a hobby. I haven’t had one in a long time, and the options I’ve come up with over the last week are overwhelming. Here’s a sampling:

  • Learn to play D&D
  • Figure out how to make a rudimentary rogue-like game with procedurally generated maps
  • Read the stack of comics that has accumulated on my night stand over the last year
  • Learn to play guitar
  • Build a gaming PC
  • Set up a Twitch stream so people can see how bad I am at video games

I’d add martial arts classes to that list, but sadly, the pandemic prevents that.

Related to all of this: I installed Windows on my Mac via Boot Camp so I could play Spelunky 2, and it’s super fun. (This inspired the second bullet above.)

The roadblock I keep running up against is my own impatience. I want to do these things, but I know that most of them will require a time investment before I’m even halfway good at them (especially playing guitar), so it’s hard to convince myself to just pick one and go with it.

Reminds me of this scene from True Detective: