Originally Posted by Rose of Cairo
it's just that I don't see much sense in going for something knowing perfectly well that in two weeks I'll have lost interest...
I often dive deeply into stuff I know won't last. It's okay to do something just for the experience. When I did comedy improv in 2006, I only wanted to do it for a little while. I did it once a week for three months and performed in two live shows. Then I dropped it and let it go. I just wanted to try it, not make a career out of it. I'm glad for having the experience. It was definitely worth doing.
When Erin sees me getting into something new, she'll often say, "Oh no... he's on the jazz again." She knows I love getting into stuff by diving headfirst into it, and a few months later, I'll drop it completely.
You can learn to juggle 3 balls in a few hours of practice if you want to. Then you'll know how to juggle for the rest of your life. Think of all the cool skills and experiences you could pick up if you did that sort of thing deliberately.
It isn't a waste. It's called "having a life."