Do you have a hobby? Someone recently asked me what I like to do and I didn’t have an honest answer. I’m unsure if I’ve ever had a hobby other than reading. I never really considered reading a hobby though. Like, I don’t call watching TV a hobby so why would I call reading one? I read for the same purposes that I binge-watch shows, I like the story. At 43, I want a hobby.
Thankfully, we live in a world with so many to choose from. I’m still looking for what will be my thing but in the meantime, I wanted to share a few things that I have recently tried.
Jewelry Making – If you follow me on Instagram then you might remember that JustaBXgirl started making bracelets a while back. She called her bracelets JustAWish and used lava stone, clay, and glass beads to make these wish bracelets. What you might not know is that I initially bought the bead kit for myself. I wanted to try making something with my hands. Somehow it went from my thing to our thing to her thing. Now the beads are sitting stored under her arts and crafts table being nobody’s thing!
Tiny Treehouses – I just knew that I would be building a village. I planned how after the first one I would move on to the second, third, and fourth ones the way JustaBXgirl moves through LEGO sets. These sets are so beautiful. They are whimsical. I love whimsical. I imagined fairies spreading the word about how my Tiny Treehouses would be sights to see. The instructions are easy to follow and you are even informed how long it should take. I love that they have difficulty levels listed because it helps you know where you stand. The instructions are easy to follow and I really appreciate the tips that they include. These are designed for ages 14+ because you do have to be a bit careful with the wood. You don’t want little hands pressing too hard and breaking pieces. If you are going to do it with someone younger just remind them to be gentle and take their time.
Revell 3D Puzzles – As soon as this arrived at my door I knew it would be a WE thing and not a ME thing. I mean, it is the Eiffel Tower. Paris is the city my child wants to live in. The Eiffel Tower is one of her most favorite places in the world. I knew I couldn’t build it without her. I love that the instruction manual also gives you information on the real Eiffel Tower. My little LEGO master is a much better puzzle completer than I am. These types of puzzles are perfect for the future architects of the world.
Word Puzzles – I’ve always enjoyed word puzzles. Word searches are my favorite types. I have always been good at them. Still, never really felt like a hobby. They definitely helped increase my vocabulary over the years. I’ve revisited them lately and while I still enjoy them I want something more.
Suffice it to say, I haven’t found the hobby that is for me. I had fun trying these things out but my search continues. I want to find something that makes me feel productive, that I don’t get ideas for turning into a business, and that I can do with limited time. Any ideas? Leave them below in the comments.