When I was a lot younger, I wanted to be an architect. The only obstacle that dashed my ambition was math. I also harboured thoughts of becoming a background singer. Why background singer? Why, so that I can do other things when I'm not singing. And think about what songs would sound like without the background singers? I didn't pursue that ambition, but I did participate in many school and university singing events, in the choir.
But above all, I've been wanting to be creative -- to paint, or stitch or do a collage -- things along those lines. It's been a long while since I did any of those activities.
Now why the urge? Perhaps it's going back to Kuantan recently and seeing the placemats embroidered so long ago. And the tatting my mother and my aunt used to do. Or is it because I have now the time to indulge in leisure activities? I guess that's more like it. My lifestyle in the last 3 years or so had been so rushed I've not had much time to get a proper hobby anymore. There was a time when I went orienteering every weekend. It was fun, entering competitions, getting the skills and fitness, and meeting friends. I also used to follow tai-chi (46 steps) at the Lick Hung school in Subang Jaya. I must say I was exemplary!! It was like a dance; go with the flow, so to speak. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience.
So I've been browsing the arty crafty sites and have added two on this blog. I might start on a creative project soon. I'm quite eager to start, but cannot decide on which. The only thing is I want to be able to spend whole days on the project; if I leave it aside for too long, the interest may wane. That's me.