Post # 1
DH and I were married 3 months ago. The 2 years leading up to it were filled with planning and nonstop DIY projects. Now that the wedding is over, I’m finding it difficult to find something to do with my time.
DH has many individual hobbies that fill his day. We spend a lot of time together, but I need something of my own too. All our friends live across the state because we recently moved.
I’m extremely crafty and love sewing, creating things, home decor and baking – but I just can’t get into it right now. It almost feels like there’s no point in doing those things because I don’t have a purpose for it (like I did with wedding items). I get home from work every night, cook dinner, and watch tv/nap/browse WB of Facebook on my phone then go to bed. I’m always bored and miserable because of it.
I need suggestions!
Post # 3
knitting!!! You can make awesome gorgeous scarves and blankets it’s addicting. Also maybe a new fitness routine? Something fun like yoga or a dance class or Zumba. Then you have the added bonus of hobby+ Being fit.
Post # 4
@krex: I’m waiting for my violin to arrive! I’m going to annoy my neighbors and drive my cat crazy learning to play it!
Post # 5
Like PP said, KNITTING! I love to crochet too…. Just make suff…just the excitement of learning something new should keep you busy for a while 🙂
Post # 6
If you already like certain things like sewing and stuff, I would give yourself a new purpose for them. Instead of wedding, think birthdays and special occasions. I love to make cakes for peoples’ birthdays as well as quilts. I know that I will enjoy the making and that the recipient will enjoy the gift. (:
Post # 7
I would use your crafts to make side money! I was bored a couple years back, knew I enjoyed designing jewelry and now have a shop on Etsy!
Post # 8
What if you made things for other weddings, to sell? Then there’d be a reason for doing it.
Post # 9
Crocheting is easy to learn on Youtube. There’s always cooking or baking! I go through these phases when I pick a type of food and try recipes for weeks. Right now I’m fixated on dim sum dumplings. DH is in hog heaven.
Post # 10
how about running? its a great way to get out of the house and you can meet lots of people through running groups!
Post # 11
what about spending time volunteering? It’s also a great way make new friends.
Post # 12
I totally agree with the knitting suggestion! I recently learned and now I can’t stop knitting things for people. I’m knitting socks for my dad now!
@renwoman: Have fun with the violin! I had to learn it for a class that went towards my degree, and I never quite got the hang of it. I’m better with wind instruments.
Post # 13
@krex: Open an Etsy shop and use your craft skills to make things to sell!
Post # 14
What about Scrapbooking? I’m sure you have many pictures of putting your wedding together, showers, wedding day, and honeymoon.
I made my mom a what I call a “Celebration Calendar” many years ago and she still loves it. There are no days of the week, only numbered squares. I wrote in family & her friend’s birthdays / anniversaries in the squares so she doesn’t have to write it on her appointment calendar every year. For the upper picture area of calendar I made a collage’ of things she likes, friendsphotographs, and holiday stuff for that month.
You can print monthly calendar from internet on cardstock. You can use sheet protectors in a binder for a desk or attach pretty ribbon for binding and hang it up.
Have fun and be creative!
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I mirror the Etsy suggestion — and please kindly offer us bees discounts ;o)
Post # 16
If you have a community art center, take a class! My town has one, and I’m starting to learn ceramics (wheel work, not hand built).