‘Favorite Hobby’ by Fatima Malik


Happiest Hello and hardest Goodbye – a phrase that describes my hobby perfectly. Leaving it means going away which is harder than words can describe and it just leads you to coming back again and again.

When you realize you have to leave, you have an inner debate with yourself or maybe debate is a small word to describe it, you start fighting a case against yourself in a court with the jury, the judge and a lawyer against you. Your lawyer has all the evidence against you and the jury supports him but in the end who wins? You win, like always.
See, you can win when all the odds are against you! I was never the one to like good byes, they just made me emotional, yet I guess you just get used to it when you got to say good bye daily. Huge thanks to mobile phone companies and the wifi due to which the good bye is even harder.

The sun shines, the smell of pancakes reach your nostrils but no, I do not like good byes.

“Come down already!” My Mom shouts daily.

Yet, how can I leave the one thing I enjoy the most? Do people not get how important it is to me? I cannot stop thinking about it, I think about it in school, during lunch, while swimming, while reading and even when I am with my beloved friends. It is addicting, is it not?

One more thing is for certain, I could not agree less with the people who say,
“Why fall in love, when you can fall asleep?”

Yes! Sleeping indeed is my favorite hobby. People may call me lazy and what not but honesty, I could not care any less. People will never understand how hard it is to leave my fluffy cushions and my comforter every morning. Monday mornings are the hardest.
That is why I tend to sleep till four on the weekends and every day, all I think about is getting back to my bed because sleeping makes me happy and I strongly believe in doing what makes you happy. I inherited this from my Grandmother who also believes in doing what you love. Hence, I shall sleep whenever I want to, wherever I want to – if only that was possible all the time.

About froebelianwriters

I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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