Hobby Ideas

Today I ended up sleeping off and on.  I did get the laundry going and the turkey roasted. 


I see a nice turkey soup in my future. Potatoes, carrots, the works!

As I was laying around feeling not so good,  I  wondered what it would be like to have a real hobby.  I mean, I read, blog, watch movies, walk and sometimes craft, but I don’t have a real hobby. 

Then the reality of my finances dawned on me and its like… Oh yeah, that would pretty much dampen any real chance of starting a hobby.

I found the following web site with some pretty good ideas:


The first suggestion is writing.  I know I don’t write well, but I have always loved it.  I was “into” screenwriting for a bit.  A guy actually filmed one of my shorts and I wrote some dialogue for him for another project that he was working on.  I wrote from the perspective of an old craggy oak tree.  😉  Yeah, a tree.  Exciting stuff.

That was fun, but everyone and their brother is writing a screenplay in L.A. and its just so cliché.  Not only that, at my age, I think the edge is lost.  However, I do have a couple, okay, one story I started a long time ago that might be worth revisiting at some point.  But talk about a time suck.  I could sit for eight hours and not even come up for air.  I don’t have that kind of time.

If I can find a hobby it will have to fit my lifestyle.  It can’t cost too much money, take up room, take too long, etc.

Here’s some ideas from Pinterest:  Click on the image to be taken to the original sources.

I’ve thought about calligraphy before.


This is a cool site with over 150 ideas.  Cake Decorating?


Free is good.


I think it might be a good idea to get out of my head for a while.  Do something for me! Ya know?

I know a lot of you have hobbies.  What do you think?  Any suggestions?



12 thoughts on “Hobby Ideas

  1. I bought a bike this summer. 57 years old and I was like a little kid. I decorate it for the holiday and ride around my neighborhood. My husband strung twinkle lights in it for Christmas.

    Other then that I have no hobbies. We golf but as you know that’s exoensive. I pretty much do what you do.

  2. I am pretty hobby-less myself. However, I do have a few counted cross stitch kits sitting on my shelf that need to be done. Those will be part of my year-long projects in 2015.

  3. Counted cross stitch and crocheting. Using existing owned supplies — no new stuff in 2015. Have a stash (especially of counted cross stitch kits to last till I’m 150)

  4. I don’t have hobbies like in the art way but I consider walking, cooking, my bread making, reading, decluttering all part of my ” hobbies” or should I say interests that keep me going.

    • I love that you bake bread! That is so cool! If I had a better oven but mine runs really hot and I have to guess at it! Lol, that just doesn’t work, as it causes me more stress. You should have seen the stress just trying not to catch the place on fire cooking that turkey! Lol. 😉

  5. I actually turned my hobby into a money maker, which was making jewelry. My etsy store brings in a nice bit of extra cash most months, and I still thoroughly enjoy doing it. That’s definitely my hobby! And it didn’t start off too expensive, since I frequently hit up Hobby Lobby during their 40-50% off sales when I got started. I guess technically my hobby is finding ways to make money lol! I think calligraphy would be a great hobby!! I’d turn that into a money maker too. People pay for custom cards, invites, and labels in calligraphy!

    • Hey AJ, post you etsy site link here so we can go see!!!!! I have been thinking about what I should do with my “extra” time realistically and will post on that later! PS I love that you are still doing 52 week challenge!!!! I just read your blog! I think I might try that again this year!!! Xoxo

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