Getting out of old hobbies.

So I used to play guitar and bow hunt quite a bit. I pretty much got out of both when I started cycling in 2018. I still pick up a guitar and noodle every 3-4 months, but I think I’ve only shot my bow once since 2018. When I stopped guitar I pretty much got rid of everything except 1 guitar and a small practice amp. Some continental value in the guitar and the amp just cause I figured I’d keep it if I had the guitar. Bowhunting on the other hand I still have everything. Multiple stands, high end bow, all the clothes, rangefinders, calls etc.

Cycling takes up most of my time. I pretty much organize my life around training and riding. Try to plan a couple cycling trips a year and am doing local events. When I go down into my room that has my trainer set up I see my bow and all my hunting gear and wonder why I still have it. But then I try to go through it to sell and don’t follow through. I think part of it is it’s all really nice higher end stuff that if I decide to get back into it would be very spendy to replace. The other part is my dad was a lifelong hunter and a big reason I missed that 2019 season was he was on his death bed and died January of 2020, the next season was from injury and the this last year I just didn’t get my butt in gear to do it, and honestly I just don’t want to kill something. It’s an accomplishment on a primal level but it’s also very emotional and so much work, time and money to connect all the dots and be successful. Up until these last 3 years I hunted every year since I was 9. I’ll be 39 this year. Cycling checks pretty much all the same boxes as hunting does except I see less wildlife just doing their natural thing, plus it can be a more social activity when I want it to be which is nice.

What have you guys done to move on from a life long hobby that just doesn’t interest you anymore?

Getting out of old hobbies.