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9.04.2013

Is That a Hobby?

i don't have legitimate hobbies, i don't think.  a hobby is what you choose to work on when you have free time.  the things i choose to do?  uh... watch reality television. go happy hour. online shop.  see cover bands at street fests.  i don't play sports, i don't do crafts or diy projects (except making costumes for bar crawls).  i'm not a photographer or a cook.  i don't even discuss work outside of work.  julie and i often extensively discuss the finer points of the appetizer and wine menus at our favor happy hour establishments, but never work.  because i'm too much of an ocd perfectionist and since i'm not good at any of those things, i choose not to do them.  but also, to me those things suck and i find them incredibly boring.  i need a hobby that i don't find painfully dull.

looking at my post yesterday, i wonder - is cleaning and organizing a hobby?  can it be?  that's what i do when i get home from work.  and on my weekends.  it's what i do when i'm at home alone and bored, it's what i do to hang out with my friends.  (i helped betsy organize her house.  i helped tara declutter before moving.)  honestly, i was so excited about organizing my mother's house over the long weekend because i find that fun.  even when i read, which admittedly hasn't been often, i read e-books on decluttering, simplifying, organizing, cleaning.  have you seen my home pinterest board?  it's all about organization and cleanly decorated homes.  yes all of this probably makes me insane, but organization gives me a sense of control, and i do so love control.

this is my goal.  i'm almost there, wouldn't you say?!


technically, they sell organizational supplies at hobby lobby.  and if they sell it at a store that has hobby in the title, then it has to be a hobby, right?  kind of like how you can't put anything on the internet that isn't true... so i'm going with that.  when someone asks me my hobbies and interests, i'm going with organizing and cleaning.  that doesn't make me sound crazy at all.  now all i have to do is turn organizing into a viable business that pays me a living wage so i can organize all day e'ry day.




the point is, i suppose, that my house is completely and totally decluttered and organized.  at all times.  can i come do yours now?

18 comments:

  1. come do mine stat. Even though I do enjoy organizing.

    oooh and watching reality tv :)

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  2. Organizing is a hobby! I think. It's my hobby!

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  3. cleaning is totally a hobby! so is blogging and drinking. you have three, you're set.

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  4. Reason #12356489 why we are blog besties. I feel the EXACT same way.

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  5. Organizing is definitely a hobby! And I know of plenty of independent businesses where that's all they do. I think you could start one!

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    1. I love that! I need to start one, I'd have so much fun.

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  6. YES PLEASE COME AND ORGANIZE MY CLOSET. i tried doing that THREE YEARS AGO and, well, let's just say it hasn't changed in the last 3yrs LOL.

    btw, there's a blog called i heart organizing that my friend LOVES. it's all about organizing stuff and ideas. my friend is obsessed with it. you're welcome.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. Cleaning is a de-stresser for me. Organizing is a hobby. I love to do it and will find places it needs to be done. I do my entire house in cycles.

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  8. I think anything you love but don't get paid to do is a hobby, so if you love cleaning and organized yes it's a hobby.

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  9. I love organizing too! I could never do only 40 hangers though! Is that real?!

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  10. I'm confident Christian would LOVE it if you showed up and got me organized. I'm pretty decent buuuut I also have a ton of stuff I absolutely refuse to part with and it drives him absolutely crazy!

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  11. Um. Please. Although I love a clean house, the ratio of love to work is too low :)

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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    1. Hahaha! Well I love it, I'll come help you.

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  12. Yup it's your hobby! Feel free to come back and practice your hobby again at our place :)

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  13. Haha I might need your help. I am awful with keeping things organized!

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  14. I'm with everyone else. Can I borrow you once a month for your cleaning and organizational skills?

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