I Just Realized, I Have No Hobbies

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  1. Carol Cook

    Carol Cook Active Member
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    Nope... not a one.. I have interests. Things that I like to learn about. Things I don't mind doing, but nothing that I would consider a bonafide hobby. Since I have only just recently retired, I suppose it's time to get one or two.. I'm trying to decide... so far nothing jumps up and grabs me. AND it's a lot of pressure.. trying to find one so I can say I have one.. To heck with it.
     
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    Gardening can be a great hobby, especially if you include canning what you grow.
     
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  3. Carol Cook

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    I like that... But I was talking more about some sort of craft.. or activity.. I am not in the least bit Artsy Craftsy... Or not into sports or other outdoor things.. But I've always grown things and really enjoyed it... so I guess that is somewhat of a hobby. Even if it is a bit seasonal.
     
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    @Carol Cook, just a suggestion for you. Walk around in a craft store or garden center to see what sparks your interests even if it's just a hint before you talk yourself out of it.;)
     
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    Don't try too hard too find something. As Von said, expose yourself to ideas and the right one will jump out at you.
     
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    What about something to do with one of these interests...?

    Animals, Cooking, Politics, Fitness, History, Psychology
     
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    As I said.. there are things that interest me.. and things I do... but I really don't consider them hobbies... To me a hobby is building something, making something.. creating something.. I don't to any of that.. Well maybe cooking is making something, but it's necessary for survival.. I don't do it for the joy of it.. like painting, sewing, designing and building furniture, etc.. I'm not really that creative.
     
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    That's what I do.. and then you are right.. I talk myself out of it.
     
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    True about the animals and cooking...and maybe fitness... But Politics, history and psychology are not my thing.. Not sure where you got that idea.
     
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    I was merely giving it as a suggestion...I do apologise I thought that you were looking for ideas? o_O
     
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    Oh absolutely.... Yes... I could look into other things.. Never to late to gain new interests I always say... ;)
     
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    You could take up the hobby of couch sitting and TV watching. I personally test various alcoholic beverages and report my findings to my dog. I call that a "hobby".
     
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    lol!! good one..
     
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    Or maybe playing on the computer. :D Now that you mention it, I don't have a real hobby, either. I have always wanted to be able to paint so maybe I'll take some painting lessons. I knew a little Mexican lady who never had a painting lesson and could paint beautiful pictures. She said she just picked up some brushes one day and started.
     
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    @Carol Cook : Have you ever bowled for recreation? It can become just as important to one as a hobby, and if the physical activity is allowable, good exercise, too!
     
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