I've always said I could entertain myself. It's not easy for some people...I understand that. Our grandsons, in growing up, are not allowed to watch TV--no TV to watch, except one that has a DVD player, used only on weekends. Otherwise, these three boys must learn to "entertain themselves." This means playing outside most of the time, riding their bikes, skateboarding, in-line skating, reading, writing to some extent, building and inventing things, and restricted time on the computer. Not many children today are growing up in this manner. I don't mean to lecture, for I know each family is different.
Let's get back to us as adults. The article I read stated that those who bored easily might be best suited to jobs such as food critic, landscape architect, law enforcement, publicist, hotel concierge, bartender, or hair stylist.So, whatever job or position you might have held, if you are an author, what drew you to this profession/hobby/job? I've not written anything most of my life, but if I had downtime from working (teaching), I read novels and magazines, collected recipes, did crewel embroidery and made pillows and framed pictures, sewed and made a few clothes, gardened some, did crafts...in other words, I was rarely bored.
Even when I retired, I have not become bored.
Even at an early age, when I lay down in the dark and closed my eyes, I almost always invented a little story in my head. Now I realize I was a writer--I just didn't write anything down. I made up characters and scenes until I went to sleep. No, I didn't remember them the next day, but still...the process kept me from being bored.Now I cannot find time enough to really write. Bored? Never. I'm too involved with my women's Bible study group, my writer's group, my longtime ex-teachers group, and my husband. In addition, I am the world's great "piddler." (If you don't know the meaning of that term, then you're not one.)
So, I ask you.
Are you easily bored?
Or are you constantly trying to find more time to write in your busy life?
If you worked, did your job bore you?
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