One of the favourite things I do when I go offline was to sit in a cafe alone with my Midori Traveler's Notebook. While I love blogging and journaling online, I find it therapeutic to just sit there and sketch whatever is in front of me.
I am terrible at sketching people/portrait so normally I'll do the static stuffs. I'll pick a spot (my usual favourite will be the one facing the front counter) and just sketch whatever I saw. I was and always have been bad at arts but my sister once mentioned this to me,
"Everyone is never good at drawing until they start to pick up the pencil and draw. Even the most talented artist will not be able to draw without practice."
I didn't realise how true that sentence was until I started to pick my own pencil up and just bring something to life. However, what kept me going is mostly that few minutes of calm and zen feeling I got when I sketched. My mind went into a trance mode and all I need to focus on was the blank paper in front of me.
That is why I draw/sketch. That peaceful feeling and happiness is something money cannot buy.