THE HEALTHIEST THING I'VE DONE IN A WHILE

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For years people would ask me, “What’s your hobby?”

I’d always feel embarrassed and search around for something to say. I wished I could say something that was manly and impressive like golf or surfing or parasailing. But the truth was I didn’t have a hobby. I had work and family. There was no time for anything else!

Lately I’ve needed to find something to take my mind off work related things and just create some new mental space. So, this past February I got inspired to pick up a guitar again after well over 10 years and start taking lessons.

It has been magical. When I play, I don’t think about anything other than the music. I can’t tell you how much this has helped me both in professional and personal spaces.

Hands down this is the healthiest thing I’ve done in 2010. (Plus I just learned Green Day’s “American Idiot”).

So, let me ask you, “What’s your hobby?”

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