Always make an effort to do the things that make you happy; even the little things count.
Photography is something that makes me happy. I enjoy getting out with my camera and shooting around the city. Just after my stroke, I went out to High Park in Toronto to take pictures of the cherry blossoms. I put my helmet on (my bone flap was still out) and I walked around the park taking pictures. Last year, just before the end of the summer, I went into the city with a model and took some pictures. Prior to the stroke, I was working on my photography portfolio, which you can find at (www.evankumar.com). Getting creative is something that I have always had fun doing. When I am in India, I will be posting pictures on my Instagram and Flickr accounts.
Sneakers have been something that has kept me happy for a long time. Hence, my sneaker collection. The addiction worsened after my stroke because I had a lot of spare time and I had gotten a lot better at managing my money. I was able to save up for every new sneaker release I was interested in.
Another thing I like doing is trying new food and dining out. A lot of my instagram posts are dishes from different places I have tried. Last summer, I checked out the Taste of Toronto food festival with my family, which was a good experience. I was able to sample a bunch of different restaurants in one place. As you can tell I am a foodie; I enjoy hanging out with friends and having a great meal.
If it makes you happy, why don’t you do it.