I loved my hobby,
It stood scintillating,
Causing all sorts of distractions to my day job
which seemed dull and unchallenging.
So I went back to school,
Studied hard, passed exams
and now, suddenly,
My life is my hobby.
But wait, I have to travel all the time,
Be away from those I love,
glazing at glittering gems I will never wear
And use my skills to determine if others can.
Perhaps hobbies are left to be … well hobbies