Post # 1
I have never really felt that I had time for hobbies in the past. In high school I was involved in a few clubs and after school sports, but since I’ve graduated I have been pretty busy. This semester my work schedule and school schedule actually match up so that I am only working or going to school until around 5:30 at the latest, and I always have weekends off unless I choose to work on a Saturday night (rare). This summer I will probably only be working 2-3 days per week as well, so I’m thinking about trying to find a few hobbies to get out and socialize. I feel like the only person I maintain a relationship anymore is my SO, and I also have one close friend, but she is in NYC, so I don’t actually get to hang out with her that often. I’m about an hour outside of Philly if the location helps. I’m probably going to join one club at school, but they only meet once a month. I’m mostly looking for something to do on the weekends since my SO works retail, and most clubs at my university only meet during the week. I’m not super athletic, but I can be if I actually get into the sport. I speak German and French, and I enjoy reading, but I don’t think I’d like a book club.
So what do you bees do in your spare time when you’re not working/studying?
Post # 3
@beetee123: I like yoga and group fitness (was originally very scared to go and be embarrassed, but a friend dragged me and I’ve made lots of friends since). I also love to bake and cook.
Post # 4
@beetee123: I love shooting archery, running, and baking. I started running becuase of the baking!
Post # 5
outside of work, I eat, sleep and breathe triathlon. all my friends are from my tri club or just people I met through training at my old work gym.
Post # 6
I knit, read, and write, but for group hobbies, may I suggest looking up a volunteer organization? I volunteer every Wednesday tutoring Aboriginal children in the foster care system, and not only is it incredible rewarding, the tutorers tend to get together often and hang out.
Post # 7
@beetee123: I run, do fitness classes, take occassional cooking classes, volunteer at a soup kitchen, read, cross stitch, do other crafts, do jigsaw puzzles, cook… I am never bored, it’s awesome.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Being my kid’s chauffeur. haha No, really, it’s 6 days a week, every week, of driving him to and from practices, shows, and matches. I do love cooking and baking, which is good because I have a family to feed every day of the week. In the warmer months my hobby is gardening. I spend evenings and weekends pulling weeds, tending my plants, watching our chickens peck about (they are truly entertaining to watch), and enjoying our property.
Post # 9
@jenangeles: I was really excited when I thought this was simply “I eat, sleep.”
Post # 10
@MrsRevolutionize: tutoring sounds fun! maybe I can tutor in german or French!
@SummerOfLove: I want to never be bored! Yesterday I literally scrubbed our entire apartment. My SO worked a double shift, so he didn’t get back until 9 PM. By 7 PM I was finished with the cleaning, and I almost went insane from boredom!
@lovekiss: I’m also thinking of starting a small garden as well once it gets a bit warmer. Do you plant anything in the colder months? We only have a small balcony, so it would have to be a container garden, but I think getting that up and running would keep me busy!
Post # 11
@sofialovesmikey: I was thinking the same. I was going to say well I guess if those are legit hobbies than I’m good to go!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
@beetee123: I didn’t plant any cover crops this year. In the fall I was more focused on planting the 350 bulbs I bought. I am pretty sure that right now my chickens are really wishing I had been a bit more proactive about planting something for them to peck at. haha Next year….
Now is actually a fantastic time to start thinking about what you want to plant. My seed catalogues and I have had some good quality bonding time this winter. I like to sit down by the fire with them and daydream about spring planting. My kid thinks I am weird, but I don’t care. So I’ve been comparing different plant varieties, thinking about what will grow best in the different soil and light conditions around our property, comparing the prices of different retailers, etc., all in an effort to improve over last year’s rather disappointing garden performance. Live and learn.
Post # 13
I can never sit still so I am always trying to figure out new things to do.
My DH wishes I would learn to relax…..
Have you considered going a meet up group in your area?
Post # 14
My daughter and I keep and breed exotic pets. Snakes, bearded dragons, African fat tailed geckos, leopard geckos, tarantulas, and scorpions. I have a room dedicated to them. They’re basically a part time job (soon to be full time) but we love it.
I’m also a volunteer with a dachshund rescue, a blogger, gardener, DIYer, gamer, avid reader, and cooking fanatic.
Post # 15
Running, cooking, Pilates, candle making, interior design and skiing.
Except for Pilates and skiing, all my hobbies are solo activites, though. Which I’m fine with – I love alone time!
Post # 16
yoga, running (have run a few marathons), and I love skiing.