Hobbies: A Rare Find

I love road trips.

Having grown up driving everywhere for skating competitions, extended time in the car now encapsulates a little slice of solitude that is so hard to find these days. When else do you get to unplug (for the most part), listen to music, and have uninterrupted conversations with company in the car? 

While on the way back to the city from our little Memorial Day trip upstate, R asked me an interesting question- "What is something you love to do, but don't get to do much of anymore?"

Hobbies aren't something many of us get to do much of nowadays. With demanding work schedules that often require "outside of work hours," trying to engage in social time with friends and family, and overall just keeping up with the day-to-day of life takes up all if not more time than we have to give. So, exploring hobbies tends to get cast aside.

My answer to that question is doing studio art. From a young age, I've always loved the process of creating something. While I don't get too much time to sit alone amongst my paint supplies and craftbox anymore, I've realized that photography has become a more accessible creative outlet for me.

Whenever possible, I shoot with my DSLR, but my iPhone is also pretty fantastic in a quick pinch. Photography is so unique in that it's quick, and ten people could be taking a photo of the same object but it would look different through everyone's differing perspectives. 

This weekend, we went up to Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Lake, then stopped by the North/South Lakes in Catskill. The entire drive was so scenic and I loved being able to capture snippets of our trip through my camera lens to keep as memories of those precise moments in time. If any of you guys get a chance to go up to any of those places, I highly suggest them all. If my words don't convince you enough, hopefully my pictures below will!

What are your hobbies or activities you wish you had more time to explore?