My Relaxing Indulgence…The great book of lists.

My reads of the moment

My reads of the moment


For this week’s Great book of lists, we get to outline our hobbies. Through the years, my hobbies have changed a bit. A lot have been dropped by the wayside due to push and pull factor of life. Some exigencies and recent moves found some things falling into the crack of lifes pavement.

However, there are some hobbies that have grown to become an intrinsic part of me:

  1. I love to read and I read to live. As far back as my conscious mind can recall, I have been in love with the lettered word. Even as a child, I would spend my pocket change on a book instead of something else. I read voraciously. As an adult, I indulge in a book, two or more in any given month. Reading is my sleeping pill. After the day’s hustle, I settle my nerves down with a book and if the book is a compulsive read, I might read far into the night or toddle off to sleep as I read.
  2. Writing. This is my way of thinking. I think through my fingers. Even before I ever started blogging which is just 11 months ago, I journalled every day.
  3. Doodling. I sketch. I really don’t know how it works but sketching relaxes me. I just doodle whatever comes to my mind. Sometimes, they turn out very nicely.

    The Running Man

    The Running Man

  4. Can people watching be classified as a hobby?
  5. Taking photographs. I have thousands of random photos taken over time. I hope to find time to take professional lessons. It’s a hobby with a lot of potentials.
  6. Dancing. It makes me very happy. I dance just for the sake of it. No celebration required. I get a shake of a leg in virtually every day. Somewhere, some how, I find my ten minutes of wiggle the waist 🙂
  7. My daily me time gives me a little room to flex my mind, to tone down and just exhale. I could spend my me time just being quiet, or taking a walk and soaking in the things around me.

There are some hobbies that I miss doing, like crocheting, playing the piano, pottery making and sewing. I don’t know if it’s that the zeal has waned or due to time squeeze. I guess I can use the excuse of not having a piano here in Dubai to console myself.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

24 thoughts on “My Relaxing Indulgence…The great book of lists.

  1. So nice. ..your list of hobbies …and yes people watching is definitely a hobby especially for a writer! 😀
    That’s a good collection of books you have on there. . . Mayada and Best Kept secrets are awesome reads! 👍

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  2. I read a lot as well. I noticed two of my favourite books by John Grisham in your collection, they are really great reads. Right now I’m reading “If tomorrow comes” by Sidney Sheldon. I have read this book about a million times…

    Thanks Jacqueline just loving your posts more and more,,,

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  3. We share reading, writing and doodling in common. My school notebooks and journals have the weirdest doodling in the margins and sometimes at the top of the page. It is very relaxing and it helps me with thought processing. Yes it is that deep :D.

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  4. This is a list of activities that could surely be a path to happiness. I concur with everyone who supports ‘people watching’ as a hobby.

    Having a wonderful visit with you Jackie. XOX🌵


  5. I enjoyed reading this, we have very similar hobbies, it’s nice to indulge in passions that make life more enjoyable.

    I do a lot of dancing to de-stress especially in my car, it’s amazing what how relaxing jiggling in my seat while driving thorough hellish Lagos traffic can be. 😀

    Hmmm, I want to make a conscious effort to have a daily me time.


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