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So what do you do when your hobby no longer brings you joy? What then, when you stare at your materials on the desk and feel a pang of guilt about them still sitting there, undisturbed, gathering dust for weeks. What do you do to get out of the rut? How do you destroy expectations and reconnect with the immediacy of discovery in your early days of the hobby? What do you look for to make it alive again?

Let me express this: I’m currently not in love with amateur radio. I mean, I still look forward to doing it, but I haven’t done it in a long while. And each day my gear sits cold and dark, each month that passes without a QSO in my log book, each net that I listen do without joining, each operator friend that wants to chat but I give radio silence to, adds another sandbag of guilt.

How do I get out of this?

Published by Shawn

He's just this guy, you know?