Over the course of getting married, I became absolutely enthralled with paper.
I started frequenting a place in Raleigh called “If it’s Paper,” and I became absolutely enchanted with all of the products they had on the shelves.
They had beautiful cards, beautiful envelopes, pads of paper for lists, blank card stock for you to print on, recycled envelopes…you get it. My desk at work is full of Le Pens (the felt-tipped pens that don’t smear) and cute pads. The thought of being the envy of folks while I’m at a meeting makes me cackle.
So when I was at my parents’ in Charlotte, I dragged my mom to the paper store, Paper Source to pick up some pens for a guest book that we needed them for later that day. If If it’s Paper was special, this place was even more so, in the way that featured workshops – and I found a papercrafters holy grail – an L-Press Letterpress machine.
My mom indulged me because she’s into things equally as corny as I am – she is an avid knitter, and has gotten so skilled, that she hooks it up with not only with the hats and gloves, she’s made clothing, blankets, and toys for kids in need.
On the way to my parents’ we hit the Wells Fargo towers, and scooped up my dad for lunch.
“We went to the paper store!”
Papa Cheri sort of laughed, realized I was serious about my excitement, and then goes,
“What is this obsession with paper?!”
He’s right, I’m a little obsessed, but really pumped to learn more about it, acquire a little letterpress for me to start pressing some projects, and to eventually open a little Etsy store.
But now the question is, now that I’m starting to legitimately get into weird-type hobbies, how the heck am I going to find time to do everything? Because as of right now I’m obsessed with:
- Reading my Kindle.
- Running/Working out
- Making our new house presentable for my parents when they come for Thanksgiving
I really need to come up with a plan so that I can thoroughly enjoy these hobbies without losing lots and lots of sleep.
What are your hobbies? How do you manage your time?