Everyone has a main hobby. Or at least, everyone should have one. I believe it keeps life interesting. You may live for your job or your family but a hobby is something that you do entirely for yourself. When things are not going your way, your hobby can help make things bearable. After all, this is supposed to be something that you love to do. It makes you happy because it can be something that appeals to you greatly or it is something that you are good at.
At least, that is how I view it and that is how I use my hobby positively.
My favourite hobby – cricket!
Just like other enthusiasts in Scotland, my main hobby is playing cricket. Let me give you a bit of insight about it.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game that requires two teams to play. Each team is composed of 11 players. The cricket field is where all the action happens. In the centre is a 22-yard-long pitch that is rectangular in shape. This pitch has a wicket, which is what they call the target. This is a set of three stumps (usually made of wood) that has two bails at the top. The wicket is placed at each end of the pitch.
The play is composed of phases called innings. In one inning, one team bats in order to attempt scoring runs. The other team will field. Each team usually get one or two innings in a game. The teams swap roles after each inning. Whoever scores the most runs in each inning will win. Before the first inning, the captain of each team will toss a coin to determine who will bat first.
To be able to play the game every day, I decided to join the Huntly Cricket Club. There are a couple of us meeting to play and compete. It gives me something to look forward to every day. Not only that, it serves as my form of exercise. I really need it since I spend most of my time sitting in front of my laptop.
All about my hobbies
While cricket is my main hobby, there are also other activities that I am fond of and I try to do from time to time. I love sports in general. When my friends invite me for any game, I am usually up for anything. You can say that I love doing a lot of physical activities.
Apart from sports, I am also quite passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. It helps keep me fit and allows me to play cricket really well. I am enjoying my life so much right now and I don’t want any sickness to keep me from living. It might come as a surprise that this comes from a guy in his early 20s. This is usually the time when we feel most invincible – indulging in drinking and smoking and other crazy habits. Well, that is really not my style. I am fortunate to have found friends who feel the same. Sure we go out and drink but we don’t do it to drown ourselves crazy with alcohol. I personally make it a point to watch what I eat.
Another thing that I really love to do is to travel the world. I have gone to a couple of places but I am working on going further. When my financial position keeps me from exploring the world whenever I want to, I try to explore the beautiful sights around me. My friends and I sometimes go hiking or biking.
So that is it about my main hobby and the other things that keep me sane and happy in this crazy life. What about you? Do you have a hobby?