‘Favorite Hobby’ by Rafia Sajjad


Art and music are two of my hobbies. I am rather obsessed with both the acts. It has always been my passion to have a career related to art and music. A life full of creation and rhythm is a life full of bliss!

Imagining a place filled with unique pieces of art and making up song lyrics in my head have played a vital role in my life.

When I was younger, I was a habitual singer who never seemed to hold her tongue. Nobody seemed to mind me chanting all the time. It helped me be more focused, not like some children who used to wander about in class like sleepy bears. However, the teacher used to hear my childish voice every lesson and pretty much got irritated. I bet she envied my angelic voice and could not take it anymore.

Even though she made a fuss about me crooning most of the time, not concentrating on my work, it never seemed to change me until the time my teacher complained to my mom. That was when I got a whole lecture, thus, preventing me from singing in class

I felt as if my educator despised me of such a small thing. My mom gave me a cold glare as she was told about my behavior in class and from that time onwards I became a shy hamster.

But that certainly did not mean I lost my interest in humming along to the jolly, melodious tunes that filled me with content.

On the other hand, fine arts fascinated me as I saw people coloring, using different mediums. Going to art galleries and studying the paintings made me engrossed in the idea of me wanting to be an artist.

Thank God! None of the teachers seemed to have a problem in my liking of arts and crafts. My parents encouraged me to draw. It illuminated my life and seemed to draw a vivid picture of existence.

Watching others paint and embellish objects always grasped my attention and made me fall for it every time. As art is known as one of the major subjects in schools, I, now, take it and draw freehandedly.

I have learnt so much throughout the years about the ways, for instance; using pastels, water colors, acrylics and other mediums. As for music, I have had phases where I got intrigued with different genres like rock, pop and many others.

All of this has made me develop and grow up. These two, for me, are linked together with my life as music makes me feel more and more focused and art is like a part of me. When I attempt drawing while listening to an infinite amount of songs, I feel tranquil and composed as if I am an escapade into another world!


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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