The other day I was doing some reading online and I ran across an article on the Everygirl that was titled What Happened To Hobbies and I was immediately captured; the whole article made so much sense to me and was so eye opening. It got me to sit down and really think about what I do with my life. It’s a social media overload on my side of things. What about you? I started to get really upset and I went to talk to Edward about things we’ve always wanted to accomplish in our life and I looked at him and finally said ” Why haven’t we accomplished anything yet?” So it’s time for some changes around here. I have decided from this point out I will dedicate an hour each day to a hobby. So let’s take a look at a few things that I want to do with my life!
Playing an Instrument. I have forever been torn between wanting to learn the piano and the guitar. I played violin back in high school (at my parent’s demand) but I never enjoyed it. So, for years I’ve looked into taking lessons and they always seem to be so expensive and time-consuming to the point where I don’t know that I would have time to stick with it long enough to learn. Also, we don’t have room for a piano right now. However, my husband being the man he is, went out with his musician friend and looked at getting me a guitar for our 3-year dating anniversary. I stupidly talked him out of it and I will never quit kicking myself over it.
I’d love to learn how to do watercolor paintings. My mother-in-law studied art and she has a joy for painting but never has the time. I’ve talked to her about watercolor before and she’s explained that it is a difficult technique to pick up, but I am still determined. Someday I’d love to be able to offer some pieces like these for you:
Now, I realize this is quite ambitious. But, remember, I said I wanted to do this as a hobby, not professionally.
I want to one day know how to speak at least four different languages! Yes, four. I have started French several times, I have dabbled in Italian, attempted German, and successfully got myself through 6 years of Spanish. But I don’t know any of them fluently. Also, my mind works strangely. I only retain current information and everything else is stored is some memory sensor lockdown. Like I can be listening to someone speak Spanish, on television, and I will understand for the most part, but on any given day if you ask me to try and speak to you, my mind will be completely blank.
I have spoken on here a million times about wanting to get scuba certified and my father was nice enough to give me the funds to get it done! That wonderful man! We were going to do the classes last August for Edward’s birthday but we were never quite able to set aside enough time to get it done. We found a company in Atlanta that offered to do the classes all in one weekend. You were there for 8 hours for a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the pool training. You also have to take an open water dive several times but we were fine with that because the company offered destination classes all over the globe. I still have the money set aside in a travel savings account for when we finally find the time. Only problem now is we live in the mountains and I can guarantee you there are no scuba lessons offered here.
I really want to start practicing yoga. I suffer from terrible anxiety. It can sometimes be crippling and rule my whole life. Years ago, I practiced yoga after a severe bout of depression. It seemed to really help me calm down and stay in shape. To be honest, life got in the way and I just ended up giving up on it. So to help get a hold of my anxiety and make myself more flexible I’ll be adding yoga back into the mix.
I think I may be too ambitious, you guys. Past Hobbies I’ve attempted: homebrewing, sewing, calligraphy, gardening ( I kill bamboo, people), home renovations (gave up and hired someone, I really did try. Promise.), and so much more. But this article was meant to be uplifting. What are some hobbies you would like to focus on?