View Full Version : What do you wish you had time for?

04-12-2011, 08:28 AM
I am always dreaming up new things for me to do. I love my hobbies and I already don't have enough time for the ones I have. Between working full time, working out, making cosplays for myself (I have about 20 I want to do just this year) and others, going hiking/camping and baseball--I never have time for much else. I have a violin I bought myself that I still haven't touched and I oh-so-wish I had time for it. Plus, I wish I could take up ballet because I love to dance. I want to go to school for special effects. I want to learn German/Gaelic/Japanese. I even have the rosetta stone but I haven't used it! I want to make my own manga too and I have a great story idea for it!

My mind constantly conjures up these new ideas that I should do and I stupidly believe I can somehow fit them into my already tight schedule. As it is, I bring some of my excess stuff to work and do it there >.<; (yay for painting an entire length of ribbon at work!)

So what does everyone else wish they had time right now to do?

04-12-2011, 08:49 AM
I wish I had more time for other crafty stuff outside of cosplay. Cosplay is my #1 priority since it brings me the most joy but it would be nice if I could find the time for things like attempting painting this big picture I've had in mind for a while. Making AMVs and playing video games have also taken a major back seat.

I tell myself maybe I'll take a break from costume making after my list is done, but I'm sure I'll find something else I really want to do.

04-12-2011, 08:57 AM
I tell myself maybe I'll take a break from costume making after my list is done, but I'm sure I'll find something else I really want to do.

I do this. All the time. Right now my mindset is, finish the three costumes I'm working on and I'll start playing violin. But then I remember that I want to do these otherr costumes soon too. And then it becomes a spiral of sadness because there isn't enough time in a day.

04-12-2011, 12:54 PM
I know how that is. I wish I had more time to knit and crochet. I do when I can, but at times I'm busy with too much homework and stuff. I'd also love to write more, but I can never seem to write much, even though I have so many ideas floating around in my head.
Another one is READING.

I wish I had time to read a whole book, straight through, in one or two days. I hate how I never have time to anymore, and the last time I finished a book was like two weeks ago, for class, and it wasn't even a book, it was a play.

You know what they say... if you don't have time, make it XD

squ33k t0y
04-12-2011, 01:28 PM
Read, play my bass, sew clothing other than cosplay, draw, see my friends more D: etc.

I'm always at work, school, or don't have the extra money to spend. And all my friends live 45 minutes + away anymore, so I can't just drive up anytime to see them x.x; Plus they also work, go to school, and don't have a lot of money either. So making it work is hard.

04-12-2011, 06:47 PM
I wish I had time to....
to improve my drawings, and writing
to learn guitar, drums, ocarina :D, piccolo, french horn and the bari sax
to make more cosplays and to even learn how to sew
to study/ improve in school
to exercise and get in shape
to hang with my friends
to actually finish a book now(too busy to even try)
to participate in all the sports I REALLY want to
I wish I had time to do anthing anymore T__T

04-12-2011, 06:49 PM
More naps.

04-12-2011, 08:06 PM
I wish I had time to do a bit more volunteer work. Not for good, generous, high-minded reasons, no: I want access to a maritime machine shop. And the chance to maintain and pilot a steamship.

04-12-2011, 08:32 PM
I own a ukulele, a penny whistle, an electric bass, a guitar, a trombone, and a tenor sax (shared with the husband)...and not enough time to become competent on any of them.

Except maybe ukulele and penny whistle...

04-12-2011, 08:37 PM
More time to sleep would be good. I put in my work order for 36 hour days, but the universe has not yet responded.

04-12-2011, 08:47 PM
I guess it would be playing video games; there just isn't that many hours in the day anymore. Also i wish i had more time for hanging out with friends, but since were all in college we can only meet every once in a while

04-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Horseback riding again (I had to stop when I was 13 and my mom moved from smack in the middle of nowhere to about a hundred kilometres away from the farm where I took lessons, AND she was such an excellent teacher and caretaker that I've found myself mostly disappointed with any other riding schools nearby...), though I'd also need a car for that, and more athletics/getting fitter. Martial arts or dance classes and the like. Though now that my work schedule is mostly mornings instead of nights, I could possibly start up again. But cosplay also drains my wallet.

04-12-2011, 09:03 PM
Writing and drawing...

04-12-2011, 09:10 PM
More time to sleep would be good. I put in my work order for 36 hour days, but the universe has not yet responded.

Please tell me you mean 36-hour weeks. Otherwise, yeah: you definitely need more sleep! ;)

04-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Art and writing, probably. I used to draw comics all the time when I was in school. Ignoring lessons was like my muse. :[

Same with Japanese... I learned the kyoiku kanji but it's about time I learned all the jouyou kanji. It just takes so much time and practice to remember them all, doubly so since it's independent learning.

Also I have a guitar. But instead of actually being able to play it, I just imagine myself playing it while I'm doing work. I've come up with all these acoustic remixes of songs I like in my head.

04-12-2011, 09:29 PM
...At this moment in time I'd honestly just love to sit and watch a full length movie without worrying about things I need to work on.

And books. I miss reading books that aren't my textbooks. ;_;

04-12-2011, 11:29 PM
Simple answer: More time to play through my backlog of games. I love me some gaming time.

More complex answer: More time to enjoy life. Since I started working full time many years ago (5~6), it seems the years have went past even faster.

All that time at work allows me money, yes, but at the same time, it consumes the only finite ressource that I really have :/

I'm reaching the 30 mark in 2012 and I'm like "Mmm, that's kina... likely half my life".

Ragtime Mouth
04-13-2011, 03:34 AM
Just lay down and relax without my mind reminding me of all the things I need done so soon.

04-13-2011, 06:13 AM
Don't have time to play with myself.

04-13-2011, 07:56 AM
More time to sleep would be good. I put in my work order for 36 hour days, but the universe has not yet responded.

Maybe if we all do, the universe will respond and give us what we want =) Life would be so much better with days that long. Unless that increases how long you work. Then it would still suck because there still would be no time.

Simple answer: More time to play through my backlog of games. I love me some gaming time.

More complex answer: More time to enjoy life. Since I started working full time many years ago (5~6), it seems the years have went past even faster.

I forgot about gaming. I squeeze the only gaming time I have at work on my DS. But I wish I had time to play Dragon Age 2, among other things. I even want to get back into WoW but like I'd EVER have time for that.

Everything seems to go by so much faster when you have a full time job. Time just slips by. I wish I was back in middle school when I had all the time in the world and opted to...sleep. A lot. I read a lot too, but it was either reading or sleeping. I could have done so much more! I had so much potential. *tear* Ah well.

04-13-2011, 08:01 AM
1. sleep
2. cosplay / make costumes
3. other crafts (clay dolls)
4. video games
5. play instruments (violin, piano)
6. write fanfic
7. hang out with friends

04-13-2011, 10:42 PM
The one thing I really wish I had time for:

Other than that, I wish I had time to do all those things I used to. School is consuming my life, and I haven't touched the only videogame I play lately since October? I also want to read again, and do....creative things.
This also sounds weird and shallow, but I wish I had time to do my makeup in the morning.
I kind of just wish I had time for a life.

04-14-2011, 12:07 AM
Wish I had time for my costumes (commissions have priority), non costume sewing, jewelry, reading, and convention time (most of it spent on parties/prep and con table time).

Throw in staffing responsibilities (meetings, fan table time at cons, the actual con), thin apt walls and a neighbor that works nights, big can't miss events (reception in hub's hometown and sister's wedding), and job hunt/launching side business things are a bit hectic.

Think I'll spent the next few days looking at how I spend my time and see what can be rearranged/cut so I can have some time doing fun stuff.

04-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Video games! I have gotten a few new ones, but havent even made a dent in any.
I would also like more time to do wig and prop commissions.
-More time for Clay crafts and crafts in general
-More time to practice my cooking skills X.x
-And of course sleep

04-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Video Games
Did I mention Sleep?

04-17-2011, 11:05 AM
It's always been reading. I'm really slow at reading, so I basically just give up on reading because I have no time.

04-17-2011, 06:37 PM
Time to learn another language, any language, just so I could say I was bilingual.

HMTQ - Madge
04-18-2011, 09:01 PM
I wish I had more time for my hobbies in general. Cosplaying and sewing especially. I have a LOT of stuff coming up in the month of May, I'm going to just barely have enough time to finish my cosplays I need for Fanime. ._. Even then, there's still a chance I might not have enough time.

Other than that, I wish I had more time to do things like reading. I used to read constantly; I'd go to the bookstore every week and come home with 3 or so books that I would finish in 3 or so days. Then I'd go back to buy more. But for the past couple years, I haven't been reading at all. I just finished a great book, (The Zombie Survival Guide) and it really made me wish I had more time to just sit and read. Alas.

04-18-2011, 09:10 PM
I don't know if it's necessarily time for me. I do wish I had the patience/motivation to learn how to play guitar or piano though.

04-18-2011, 10:06 PM
I'm running into more of an issue with not having enough income to buy the things I want to use with my time I currently have ><

04-18-2011, 10:17 PM
Like most sleep is on the top of my list.

Honestly though if I had a choice I would love more time (and money) to travel.

04-19-2011, 01:01 PM
video games
more time to hang out with my friends
to actually get a job (if i got one now, i wouldn't have enough hours due to school)
work out at the gym
make kandi