Binge excellent stories! This is my favorite thing in the world, but it’s hard to find the perfect stories that capture my attention like a dog with a ball.
Examples of excellent ones: The Good Place, Lucifer, Avatar the Last Airbender, Sailor Moon, The Dragon Prince, Star Wars, Carry On, Futurama, Sense8, Practical Romance… you get the idea.
Write! This one isn’t a surprise as I’ve taken my passion into the start of a career. Dreaming up my own excellent stories has been a place of comfort for several years now. There’s nothing like escaping into a rich mental world and then watching it become real. My The Chosen One Dies series has captured me through in-depth world building, and the slow burn fantasy adventure with enemies to lovers is my catnip.
Games! I’ve developed respect and intrigue for complex board games (such as On Mars, Beyond the Sun, and even Dune Imperium). I’m not a brilliant strategist, but I’m learning and the challenge is addicting. Other games also enchant me, such as puzzles (do puzzles count as a game?) and Scrabble.
Create! As an artistic person, I find my joy is highest whenever I create something, whether it be a beautiful planner page to keep me on track for the week, or a crocheted blanket. Making something to put into the world sparks joy, and there’s nothing greater than that.