The other night, I was catching up with an old friend of mine from home. I recommended a podcast I love, and he immediately responded: “I don’t do podcasts.” To which I immediately responded: “What do you mean you don’t do podcasts??”
Except, then I remembered…. I, too, used to not “do” podcasts. In fact, I’m relatively new to the podcast life. It wasn’t until I moved to the city that I came to realize their potential. Driving around in my car, I never wanted to listen to other people chat, I wanted to listen to my Sirius XM Radio and jaaaam. But, now that I walk everywhere, giant-headphones on amongst the crowd, I find myself getting bored of my tired playlists, yearning for more thought-engaging stimuli.
I’ve found other differences in my consumption of creative mediums since moving, too. While I used to spend hours curled up with a book on my couch in Ohio, now, I mostly limit my reading time to my subway rides.
I watch less movies, and more T.V.
And where I used to be happy spending an entire Sunday drawing and collaging away in the studio, now I feel myself craving fresh air and afternoons outside. Maybe, that’s because I live in a cramped studio…
Alas! I’m curious, has your consumption of entertainment / interest in exercising your creativity shifted in different locations or phases throughout your life?