- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Also, crocheting doesn’t have to be super expensive. You can make a lot of useful things. I always make blankets for people when they have babies and usually the cost of the materials about the same or less than buying a present. Plus it gives you something to do!
@MmeSilverBullet: Tai chi! Or yoga! Or meditation! I’ve always wanted to take up one or all of them… Also, you could probably find a free group that meets in a park on the weekends. Or, there are lots of free and low-cost groups for all kinds of interests on meetup.
Yoga! It’s incredibly challenging, but you get better every time you go and it really clears your mind and leaves you feeling invigorated mentally and physically, which is great if you’re feeling like you’re in a rut.
Reading is also a great suggestion, but it can be a pretty lonely endeavor, so joining a book club might not be a bad idea – It’s a great way to meet new people too 🙂
I didn’t read all of the PPs, but I say learn to grow fruits and veggies. It’s fun and relatively easy, you feel proud when your stuff is ready to pick, and you save money. 🙂
@MmeSilverBullet: Ok now please understand that I’m serious when I recommend this, but… pole dancing!
It is actually great fun, believe it or not. Of course I was really against it to begin with, but after the first lesson I was addicted. Totally shit at it, but addicted.
On the first day I was sooo embarrassed to be there… and of course there was a higher level class just finishing once I arrived, so I’m sitting there waiting for my class to start, twiddling my thumbs, not sure where to look(!), but the instructor was lovely – once I learned all the other girls in my class who were starting out felt the same as I did, and that we each have our strengths and weaknesses, it was great. I’m now part of a new circle of friends who aren’t afraid to completely stack it arse up in front of each other and have a laugh!
And aside from feeling great and discovering strength in my core, legs, back, shoulders, arms and wrists that I never knew I had, the FH loves it! It has actually made me appreciate pole dancing more (as a SPORT of course!) because you realise, when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, that some of the things the dancers do are truly amazing!
Sorry if it’s totally not your thing – I don’t know you at all or what you are into, but just thought I’d put it out there just in case you decided to throw caution to the wind and do something crazy!
@MmeSilverBullet: I just learned about a website called coursera.org that offers free distance learning classes from top universities around the world. Harvard, Hopkins, Oxford. And it’s $free.99. The topics run the gamut as well. You can do anything from astrophysics to philosophy. And did I mention it was free?!
Pick an ancient culture and do a wiki walk about it. So awesome and you come away with oodles of new interesting knowledge! And it takes very little time investment and commitment and no money.
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