Monday, September 27, 2010

Hobbies and Careers

The dictionary describes a hobby as “an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done during one’s free time.” It is something that people have been doing for many years, over many years. The point of a hobby was mostly to distract from the pressures and stress of work and academics, and to make sure the passion and interest in a particular activity did not get lost somewhere in the pressures and stress.

Nowadays, however, things have evolved quite marvelously. Career options are changing and expanding, incorporating hobbies in ways that have never been imagined. Hobbies and work no longer have to be separate; they can be one and the same thing. It only depends on how you decide to take your hobby to a professional level. There is a growing demand for people in the field of design, and the field of media, ensuring that people don’t have to give up their love and passion to pursue jobs they may or may not enjoy. A hobby can become a source of income, a source that can be enjoyed thoroughly. A source of income that doesn’t feel like work at all, instead feels as breezy and enjoyable as a hobby – because that is what it is. They say when you truly enjoy something, time flies by quicker than you can say fly. Careers have come a long way today with careers like dance, jewelery design, culinary art, etc. Careers that were once considered offbeat are now slowly becoming mainstream.
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