(Closed) Help me learn something new (anything really!)

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Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MmeSilverBullet:  Languages! You should look into an app called Duolingo. If you don’t have a smartphone, they also have a website on which you can do all the same things. It’s for language learning. Fun! I recommend German. I love German. ๐Ÿ™‚ French is hard (this coming from someone who studied it for many years).

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@MmeSilverBullet:  If you do a new language, do you want to learn one that would be fairly easy or really hard? If you’re looking for something easy, I’d suggest Italian. If not, then Mandarin.

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!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@MmeSilverBullet:  Even better reason to try it!  It’ll give you guys something fun to bond over.  

Post # 37
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Blushing bee

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@Eckle:  me too! I’m a bit of a trivia nut lol

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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?!

 

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Asia:  Lol you’re funny ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MmeSilverBullet:  

  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting (I want to learn this myself)
  • Learn a new instrument…it’s a lot easier if you already know how to play one
  • Learn a new language
  • Pottery…I have a friend that really enjoys this
  • I started doing crossword puzzles in the newspapers this week and it’s actually really fun.
  • Learn HTML.
  • Learn a new word/definition every day.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@ganbattegirl: I clicked on this link you shared, and it sounds like a brilliant idea! Have you ever done any of these courses? There were a few that caught my eye. 

Please let me know!

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Eckle:  LOVE the MIT link! Thanks!!

 

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@MmeSilverBullet:  This thread is great! I’m getting all kinds of ideas lol

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