Everyday NhanSense – Day 9

Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 9’s Topic: Chasing after hares.
The Japanese culture has a particular proverb that resonates with me.

(Ni usagi wo ou mono wa ichi usagi wo mo ezu.)
Literally: One who chases after two hares won’t catch even one.
Meaning: Trying to do two things at once will make you fail in both.

As human begins, we often feel stretched in multiple directions as far as interests go. It could be delving into photography one day or learning how to do a particular dance style the next. I am certainly guilty of this as well when it comes to pursuing these “hares” in life.

I want to do this. I want to do that. I want to do this while doing that. There are so many things I want to learn, but realistically I am aware I am not giving each respective activity enough attention. It requires time and energy to become proficient at something. Piano, singing, painting … everything for that matter.

Practice makes perfect, as they say.

So what are some random interests at the moment I would like to expand upon? Well, cooking is something I really enjoy, but I haven’t been able to cook properly for the past month or so. I want to develop my techniques and practice learning new, intricate dishes.

Gosh, now that I really think about it, without cooking, I have been a lot more stressed out than I was a few months back. It really does affect my state of mind when I can focus my attention on food and make something that is yummy to the tummy and relaxes me. I really need to get back into a regular kitchen again.

Aside from cooking, I guess just writing more in general is something else on the agenda. It’s not like this blog counts or something … Oh wait, it does! But yeah, I just want to write to my heart’s content. It’s good to hear the keys on this keyboard clacking, otherwise I would probably feel like I am not being productive with my various thoughts and ideas.

Sigh, so many interests, but it seems like there isn’t enough inner passion to develop them all adequately. There is only so much willpower we all can muster up in a span of time before we need to let it recharge again.

Now there’s a superpower that would be worthwhile! Imagine if you had infinite willpower … Oh man, the things you could achieve on a daily basis. No more getting stumped with writer’s block. No more getting into those “funks” where you don’t want to do anything. The possibilities would be incredible. You could do so much!

If only. If only …

But here in reality, I guess all we can do is keep chasing after hares until we finally catch one. They are quite elusive. Just so you know. Maybe it’s the thrill of the pursuit that keeps us interested?

Keep chasing, friends. Keep chasing.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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