Hobbies?


Becky
on Nov 05, 2010 @ 10:59 am

I've always wanted a hobby of my own, but I can't figure out what I should start! 

Can you guys recommend anything?
 

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mamaluv
evaluate your personality on Nov 05, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

Do you like peace and quiet? Try scrapbooking, fine arts (like stained glass, pottery, sketching, etc), or gardening (indoor and out).

If you're a social butterfly, join an adult league in a new sport! Most cities have all levels of skill, from beginner to quasi professional. You might also enjoy dancing or daytripping, etc.

If you are a socially conscious person, find out how you can plug in to a charity that's near to your heart - animal shelter, homeless aid, Girl Guides, Big Sisters, environmental groups, social committee at a care home, etc.

If you're kinda nerdy (like me!) there are chess clubs, academically-minded discussion groups, book clubs, or even MENSA (you need to pass the test to qualify).
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jchang212
List of Hobbies on Nov 05, 2010 @ 05:54 pm

Agreed with mamaluv!

Here's a massive list of hobbies that you can browse through and see what appeals to you!

Word's Largest List of Hobbies!
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shagtownlady
My faves on Nov 06, 2010 @ 03:29 pm

I've been living in a kind of rural area for a few years now, and don't have my own vehicle yet either. So hobbies are kind of essential for me to keep busy when I've got cabin fever in the winter :P or just want to chill out while doing something productive. My granny got my into knitting a while ago - it's so easy to get the hang of and you can get creative and make some really trendy, beautiful things. It can be so cheap too - the net has billions of free patterns, and you can find good materials at places like walmart or michaels. (The same goes for crochet!)

Beading or making your own jewellery is also a good outlet if you have a desk or some space to work in. It's a good way to keep busy AND keep your accessories updated!

Take advantage of your surroundings too - living where I do, I've really gotten into taking pictures of the cool stuff I see like animals, weird weather and beautiful scenery.

The ladies before me had some really great ideas- like mamaluv said, think about your personality and go from there. Most importantly be creative and try something new =D
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Patricia
So many hobbies... so little time! on Nov 07, 2010 @ 10:32 am

I wish I had more time to enjoy my hobbies! I like to knit. I usually start knitting again at this time of the year. I can usually get a couple of hats, scarves or teddy bears finished for Christmas presents. It is very relaxing and almost like meditating!

I also make my own jewelry. I have a large collection of beads, findings, wires, etc. that are waiting for me to get around to making them into something. Jewelry makes great Christmas presents too!

A couple of years ago I joined a volleyball league. I play once a week during the winter and twice a week in the summer; one night of beach volleyball and one night of court volleyball. It's a lot of fun and a very good way to meet new people.

I like to bake. I don't like having dozens of cookies or a whole cake to eat. But I like making them! I took cake decorating classes through Micheals craft store. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot! I have made some very pretty cakes, and this fall I made my sister's wedding cake.

I have a membership at a rock climbing gym downtown. I love the mental and physical workout of rock climbing! I am not a fan of conventional gyms! Running on a tredmill is boring! But rock climbing is so much fun! I try to go at least three times a week. I am hoping to go to Thailand on a climbing trip sometime in the near future.

I hope this helps, Becky. Think about what interests you or what you want to learn about. There are so many great classes, courses, and opportunities to take advantage of! I am planning to take a silversmithing class, and a pottery class. I have always wanted to know more about these crafts so I have found places that offer the classes. If I could only find the time!! :)

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takoda
Papermache on Nov 08, 2010 @ 09:13 am


If you have a little bit of art talent you should try paper mache, it's not hard and once you start doing it it gets easier. I used to make all kinds of things out of papermache before I got sick with my seizures. It was fun. I made these little pumpkins that I filled with candy for my boys to hand out at school. I've made piggy banks, snowman, Santas, all kinds of things. When my sister in law got married I made her a hot air balloon that had two clowns that were dressed as a couple that were just married standing in the basket of the balloon. It had a sign handing from the basket that I put the date that she got married married on. She just loved it because it was different and was something I put a lot of thought an love into. You'd be surprised at some of the things other people have made. If you look it up on line you'll see some of the things and they're really good. Some things look more like pottery then paper. I'm not near that good, but it was fun to make things and give them away. I tried to start doing it again last year, but my mind hasn't bin the same since my seizures started and I just couldn't get into it, but I really miss it, so I try to bake and cook different things now. That can be really fun to as long as you don't eat every thing you make. LOL You could try gardening to, start planing a new garden for next year. You be surprised what you can even start in your house over the winter. I hope some of our Idea's help you out.
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takoda
ps on Nov 08, 2010 @ 09:16 am

sorry about me letters being so big, some how I messed up my computer's email the other day and I haven't bin able to get me letters back to the way they were before this happened.
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Becky
wow..love love love the ideas!!! on Nov 08, 2010 @ 04:34 pm

Crochet, Knitting, Rock Climbing, Paper mache, etc all of your ideas sound amazing! I'm bookmarking this page so I can keep coming back to it when I want more ideas!

Reading through all of your ideas got me thinking.. I'm no good at art or painting, but that doesn't mean I can't try!! I just moved into my own place, and I was keeping an eye out for paintings to decorate my place with .. but they have to be something I like, and of a specific colour theme, etc... so why not paint them myself!? And same thing goes for accent pieces, i can make them myself! And I'll love it more because I did it... :) I'm happy with this idea (for now)!!

Thanks sooo much ladies as always you guys are awesome help!! <3
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Becky
p.s. on Nov 08, 2010 @ 04:48 pm

JChang I was reading through the link you gave .. some of the stuff listed is hilarious!! Dumpster Diving lol :-)

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Bren
Depends on what you like on Nov 09, 2010 @ 05:35 pm

It does really depend on what you like if you have patients to sit and do crafty stuff,or do you enjoy moving around outdoors?The possibilites are endless it also depends on your budget.

-jewelery making
-homemade natural products like spritzers,bath soaks,bath bomb are really fun and easy to make
-braided rugs where you just recycle and cut strips from old shirts,material etc and braid the strands and then start sewing it into a braided rug(I love making these they are stunning!)
-canning/making perserves like jam or pepper jelly in jars and decorating with bows
-build a bird house/bird feeder
-candle making
-hiking
-biking
-joining a local club
-stained glass
-Christmas time is approaching-make pretty cookies/homemade chocolates/gingerbread house/christmas decorations.

I hope you find a hobby you enjoy Becky :)

Check online or your local library both great references for hobbies.


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meredithk115
I love doing everything all the time..... on Nov 10, 2010 @ 09:19 pm

Even though I have completely over-extended myself this fall....I am loving life!

I am back in school part time-taking some project management and leadership classes.

I take 2 different dance classes: flamenco, and American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance-google it....it's super fun!

I blog :)

stuff I can't wait to do-snowboard, snowshoe, tubing!
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