Trying New Hobbies
For as long as I can remember, I've had more hobbies than I've had time to enjoy them. When I was little it was riding bikes. If I wasn't on my bike I was mastering Pokemon on my Gameboy. If I wasn't on my Gameboy I was baking cakes with my gran. When I got older I kept up the baking, but my hobbies changed. To the point where I started feeling stressed. I mean the one thing you're meant to actually enjoy is coming home from work and forgetting you've been there, right?
Wrong. It occurred to me recently that my hobbies had stopped being hobbies. The baking that I had loved since I was a little girl had become a job. I was making cakes for a cafe and hating it. I had so many shows lined up on Netflix that I couldn't even face turning it on to spend hours trying to choose something to watch. And worst of all? I was (and still am) surgically attached to my phone. During the baking, the Netflix (hell, during work), my phone is in my hand. Instagram is life.
So with all that being said, it feels like time for a refresh. I need new hobbies, ones that don't involve me sitting on my bum...or eating something that will increase the size of my bum. I'm always going to enjoy baking and Netflix, but it's definitely time to get out of the house! Here's a few things I'm going to try:
Ok, spinning terrifies me and excites me at the same time. The thought of being attached to a bike, that moves for an hour, makes me feel a bit sick. But the blaring music and party atmosphere make it seem like a lot of fun. And an hour isn't that long, is it? I'm pretty notorious for having no interest whatsoever in exercise. There was a brief few months last year when I got into running, but I got bored. Spinning just seems perfect. High impact and fast. Plus, I need to do something to combat all the cakes. Just need to find a local class...
Thank God writing a blog is done on a computer, because my handwriting varies from an untidy scribble to completely illegible. I mean my mum once had a shopping list I'd written, and had to suck half the shop in to help her read it. Calligraphy just looks so pretty. I want to be good at it! I'm not the most arty, but this could be a good stepping stone to getting me there!
Ok, probably not going to be considered a hobby. it's definitely more of a job. But starting a little side business has been kicking around in my head for ages. I don't know what, when or how; but I feel like doing something creative could be fun. I definitely would love to use some of my degree at some point. Now I just need a bloody good idea!