Monday, September 12, 2011

What are you looking for when trying to find a new hobby?

Finding a new hobby, seems easy enough, right? Some of you may be wondering why this would even be a concern for someone, but for me, and I think maybe for some others, a hobby is very much needed. First off, I will start off with a little personal history. Two things: I am quite the night owl and I am a family counselor. So this would leave me with quite a bit of time to think about some very stressful things at work. One of the things I looked forward to was some down time to be able to relax and not think about all of these very pressing things, and so I really got into playing video games. The problem with video games is there is no real product from your labor and you can only play them for so long before they become, not fun anymore. Thus my attempt in finding a new hobby.

In looking for a new hobby, I also would like to find something that is productive in some way, which is why I have started with both the sketchbook and also in making my own laundry detergent. I have also taken up canning, which I have taken some video of and will be uploading shortly. Here's the question...In my search of finding a new hobby, what are some of the projects that you all would like to see me try and document?


  1. I love that you're willing to give anything a try! These are good tutorials too! I've always wanted to learn canning. My mom taught me a lot (jams, baking, sewing, cooking, etc.), but we never managed canning or bread making... hmmm... how about giving bread making a go? ; )

    Have you heard of zendoodles? There's something to try in your sketchbook.

    I know what you mean about being a night owl. Before my job, I didn't go to bed before 2am... now I get up at 4:30a. Not fun. And on my Friday (which happens to be Wednesday), I stay up til 1-2am! Go figure.

  2. Wow, I've never heard of Zendoodles before. Just looked it up on google, that looks like something I am definitely going to have to try in the future. Bread making is something I've always wanted to try so it is definitely on the list. Any type of bread that you were specifically interested in?