Honestly, I’m not sure why this quote page listed Adam Savage as the reference for this quote. “Jack of all Trades, Master of None, though ofttimes better than a Master of One.” It’s a very old quote that in more modern terms is used in a derogatory way. Which seems silly. Do you want a Swiss Army knife with lots of tools? Do you want one very specific tool? That really depends on the situation, right?
Let’s be honest, this really came about because I’m going to be picking up a new hobby soon. I have a few hobbies… Probably way more than I should, but let’s be honest. I do try to get myself to circle back around to my different interests. Knitting, crocheting, LEGOs, miniature construction, drawing, coloring, playing musical instruments, and so much more…
Heck, if you head over to my Facebook Profile, you’ll see the insanity that is my “About” section. Because you’re allowed to list your hobbies. And they give you a list you can just check off whatever you want… Have I done it in the past? ✔️ Do I obsess over it? ✔️ Pretty shiny got my attention? ✔️ I haven’t been diagnosed with ADHD because a lot of Psychiatrists don’t believe in diagnosing it. That you only want the diagnoses for drugs… that someone with Bipolar is likely just mistaking their Manic phase as ADHD symptoms. But whatever? I guess.
I started to look into a new hobby I want to pick up and then I remembered a song off TikTok. Not so much a song… as something a TikTok creator made:
I follow Brave Dave on TikTok and a ton of his posts really hit home for me. Haha. I feel like I should just be tagged in most of them. But following this mindset for ADHD brains and hobbies… here are a few more videos that really are just spot on.
Let’s be honest. I looked through a bunch of these ADHD hobby TikToks then I got distracted and fell down a rabbit hole. Johnny Depp videos. Organization and restocking videos… then the puppies made a jailbreak and somehow escaped their pen. They’ve learned to lift the gate if you don’t LOCK IT. Wow. Just wow. 8 almost 9 weeks old and these little fluff balls are giving me a run for my money.
But yeah, does anyone else have the habit of getting SUPER invested in a new hobby, doing all the research to fully learn and commit to the said hobby, doing that hobby hardcore… then moving on to another hobby? As I said earlier, I definitely do circle back and revisit past hobbies, but there are times that some things just hold no joy for me anymore. Maybe that’s my Bipolar and Depression talking. But there are a ton of times when I can’t even read my favorite book.
I’ve found it does help sometimes to download the Audiobook version of my favorite books, then sit and READ the book with the Audiobook in the background. I.E. I read along with the recording. That somehow allows my poor fried brain to process things better and I don’t feel quite as distracted as I do when reading alone or just listening alone.
I’d love to hear if anyone else has the same problems. Let me know in the comments!