This is a post from a blog I toyed with creating, so timescale is slightly off.
Filling the day used to be a rather simple task, it was a mirror of the average working joe. Awake at 6:45, eat some breakfast, watch the daily news and head out to work. Arriving home I would get changed spend an hour or so in the gym, then spend the rest of the evening with my wife.
Being out of work has posed a real issue of what to do with all my time?
I am no longer able to partake in my favourite hobbies due to my lack of vision. Even watching TV is a bore as I am subjected to an oddly edited version of any show, where characters have only half a face and I am never quite sure of the plot.
Traditional reading has also become incredibly difficult, with me having to angle the book just so, to be able to see the text. The incredibly amount of concentration needed to read one page is not sustainable, so I find myself limited to reading 20-30 pages at a time. I have however solved this issue thanks to audiobooks and the recent use of Adobe Readers fantastic accessibility features.
Video games, oh how I miss this area of my life. This used to be one of my favourite hobbies. I even worked in a video game store for a few years. I am currently battling through playing what will no doubt be one of the last games I ever play, LEGO Indiana Jones 2. The only reason I am able to play this game is down to multiplayer. I do the simple tasks and drop in and out while my wife continues through the levels.
Rather than listing all the hobbies I can no longer enjoy its time to look to the future and think of adaptations or new hobbies I can enjoy.
Thanks to a few close friends I still enjoy my main hobby of working out. Everyday a friend pops round and either joins me in my personal home gym or walks me round to the local gym to use the treadmill.