(Closed) I need a hobby …

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Hmm… do you like to volunteer?  Maybe contact a local hospital… wait a second – just remembered you are a nurse.  Scratch that.

Is there anything you’ve ever wanted to try?  Something outdoorsy or athletic, perhaps?

Are you wanting something to do at home?  or outside the home?

Join a choir, take dance lessons – any city colleges that have courses you could look through?  There’s all sorts of stuff – flower arranging, calligraphy, drawing/art, pottery.  It sounds like you are kind of crafty – maybe a local art supply store is having classes.

As for me – I’ve always wanted to take up cake decorating… that’s what I’d do, in your shoes! 🙂

Post # 4
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I work out a lot…..4-5 days a week…that’ll take out at least an hour or 2 a day, and keep you healthy Smile

Post # 6
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If I had free times, I would enjoy working out more frequently.  I already work out 2-3 times a week, but would love to be able to go to the gym, hike, run on the beach everyday.  You could try training for a marathon or something.

Post # 7
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just started making jewelry!  It is so fun!!

Post # 8
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You could check out a new hobby every week and write a blog about it.

Post # 10
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Try baking or cooking new things.  I also like to make holiday wreaths, which seems to take me a couple days to get through anyhow.  Check out some library books on learning new things, like Photoshop, HTML, knitting, a new cooking technique, cake decorating, sewing, photography, a new language, sign language, etc.  Maybe train for a 5K or something longer?  And I love using spare time to blog, so whatever you end up doing, write a blog about it and that’ll increase the time it takes!  Good luck finding something you can really dive into!

Post # 11
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recently went to a painting class at Painting with a Twist (paintingwithatwist.com) and I loved it!  And mind you, I have zero artistic talent unless you count photograpy or scrapbooking.  I’m planning on going back.

Post # 12
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

What about training for a 10km run, or a 1/2 marathon or marathon?  Its something that requires a fair bit of focus, and the more time you spend on it (not just running, but educating yourself about physiology, anatomy, shoes, diet, etc) the more rewarding it is.  I trained for a 1/2 marathon when i had just finished university, moved to a new city, and was only working 35 hrs/wk. It was a great way to focus my energy, and frankly, my boredom.  if i realised i’d been web surfing or watching tv for more than an hour or two, i’d head out for a run.

Bonus: if you join a running group, you get to meet new friends who are usually like-minded.

Post # 13
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Things I do in my spare time:  Sing in a choir (geared towards people in their 20s and 30s), workout, and try to keep up with a book club.  I also used to play in a kickball league, but that sort of fizzled out

Things I wish I could do if I had more time: learn to play the guitar, go to trivia nights, take some improv classes.  Perhaps also a cake decorating class.

So, there are some ideas!  You could look on meetup.com to check out what people are doing in your area.  And they have everything on there – Kayak groups, yoga groups, even people who get together to practice their conversational French.

Post # 14
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t count Scrapbooking out just yet. When I first tried it I didn’t find it much fun either, but it took my mind off things for a while and I got to remember great trips or events as I was doing it. Then I found Digital Scrapbooking… most of my pictures were in digital format anyway, so this was much easier, and the books come out amazing!

I made a personalized recipie book for my brother and sister with all of our favourite recipies and pictures from when we were growing up. I am also going to be making the guest book for our wedding with pictures of my fiance and I. I love being able to look back at picture and see all of the creative things I was able to do with it!


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Post # 15
124 posts
Blushing bee

Learn something new – I’ve always found that to be the most satisfying. Some hobbies to be atre a bit ‘useless’ – as in, I want to get something out of whatever I spend hours and hours on.

Honestly, take up a course in something that interest you, be it flower arranging or Spanish speaking.

Post # 16
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

what about good old reading? it’s relaxing, you don’t even have to leave your house, and if you get books in the library it doesn’t cost anything. and it makes you smarter!

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