I am a writer and a teacher and I ask my students to write about this topic a lot. Always pretty interesting and a good way to get insight into other people's lives. Here's the idea:
What do you like to do and why? Granted, we all like bikes, so that's out. I like hanging out with my wife and daughter and cat, but that's a little too obvious. It is best to think of something you have always liked doing that not everyone else enjoys. Something you really f&*king like
. And remember, lots of people may like it...why you
like it is what counts. For instance:
I really, really like to fish. I have been doing it since I was old enough to hold a rod. When I was younger, it was one of the only times that I felt like my Dad and I were on the same page. I enjoy fishing for trout and bass mainly. I like spinning and fly-fishing.
Why? I think I like it for the same reason I like to write and ride my bike. It takes my thoughts away. I am wholly focused on fishing when I have the rod in my hand. I have kind of an overactive mind, so it's a nice break. When I fish I do not feel hunger, fatigue, thirst, stress...that starts once I stop fishing again. And I have always loved to be outside, surrounded by trees, looking through the woods for deer, feeling the breeze and watching ospreys and kingfishers and herons display what TRUE fishing is.
I will go fishing at pretty much any time. I am happy when I don't catch fish, but I also love the pure adrenalin of landing a big fish and the sense of being connected to another world through a thin monofilament (or lately fluorocarbon) line. So, I'm going with fishing.