Saturday, April 21, 2012

I Need A Hobby. No, Really!

In grade school, we had an annual hobby show. One of my friends crocheted adorable baby doll clothes. Another showed off an impresseive Lego collection. A daughter of an artist had a display of some paintings she had created.

I decided I wanted to be in it one year and I told my mom. The only problem was that I didn't have a hobby, unless you counted watching every episode of Hey, Dude!  or mixing random toiletries into magic potions. 'Cause I did plenty of that.

So my mom came up with the idea of a leaf collection. We had an enormous yard with all kinds of trees. So we set out to collect a few different kinds and I glued them to a poster board, labeled them and voila! I had a hobby to display. Yippee!

But my leaves dried and crumbled and don't recall feeling overly proud of the end result. I can't remember if I ended up entering the hobby show or not. Actually, I don't think I did.

I do get crafty occasionally.
All this to say, I still to this day do not have a hobby. I guess I write and maybe you could count that,  but I don't. Sure, I've dabbled in cake decorating, sewing, and I like to cook. But none of those really light my fire, you know?

Here are some things I'm thinking of trying out.
  • making cheese
  • knitting
  • painting
And then I draw a huge blank. The cheese sounds fun, but hard. I've never been too great with yarn, just ask the baby blanket I never finished. And painting sounds expensive.

And then I get all crazy and think, "Let's raise goats!" or "Why don't I marble paper?" Clearly, I need help.

I'm totally open for suggestions! What would you say your hobbies are?


Fairly Odd Mother said...

I think mozzarella cheese is supposed to be really easy to make (honest!)---why not start there and see if it takes you anywhere. . .

I really don't have a hobby other than "the internet" and "walking the dog", but I find that I'm bored senseless by most "real" crafts and think I'd hurt myself with knitting needles. . .

April said...

Ha ha! Hey Dude! I used to watch that back in the day. Hobbies?? Hard to have a hobby when you have kids... I suppose mine is photography. Used to be that I scrapbooked but that's just not feasible now. Blogging is my stand in hobby for now I suppose.

Anonymous said...

I like blogging as a hobby. You should try blogging.

Carrie said...

I am LOLing at Anonymous. Blogging is definitely one of my hobbies, and I think you could certainly count it too!

When I was an adolescent I played piano and guitar, but perfectionism and stupidity make me quit. Then marriage and kids entered and I *thought* I didn't have a hobby - but it turns out I always did.

I've always been a voracious reader, and a writer too. Those are my hobbies and I'm proud to own them now.

Crafty is not my thing, but I think it's cool. I don't have an artsy bone in my body and used to wish I did. But now I'm happy to be a book devouring, writing momma!

Michelle G said...

lol...don't forget my list of furniture making....sewing...soap making....scrapbooking....learning the guitar...eating only organic...exercising (giggle snort)......writing...singing....reading....homeschooling....rollerblading....pinteresting (cause jeeze that in itself can make me feel 1000% inadequate! lol)

Veritas13 said...

You were always good at trivia type stuff, not really a hobby but keeps the mind sharp. I would suggest a hobby that has new aspects constantly so you don't get bored and feel like you quit it.