About two months ago, I decided to start a blog, but I know myself. I am the queen of starting a new hobby & moving on to something else within a few months. For two months, I mulled over what the hell I would write a blog about. I’m not interesting or do anything special to warrant any kind of “lifestyle blog.” I work full-time. I’m a mom & there a billion parenting & mommy blogs out there. So what am I good at?
Then it hit me. I hobby recreationally. Every so often, I decide I want to try something new. Spice up my life a bit. For example, I told everyone I wanted those adult coloring books for Christmas. I ended up getting some awesome coloring books, like Game of Thrones & Van Gogh. I got the recommended Prismacolor colored pencils set too. I posted a pic of the coloring books & pencils to Instagram, informing everyone through hashtags of how excited I was to start a new hobby. I colored some pictures and a month later, I abandoned it. A year later, those coloring books are still in the same spot I left them in my office.
I’m taking my recreational hobbying to a new level. I am going to try a different hobby every month & blog about my experience. Maybe I will find something along the way I can stick with (that something will be this blog!) Nothing is off-limits, everything from magic tricks to quilting and maybe even whittling.
The first hobby for my blog will be cross-stitching. I should have started with something a little easier, but cross-stitching was the catalyst behind my blog idea. When I first mentioned to my family that I was going to learn to cross-stitch, I got laughs and rolling eyes. They know the routine.
I will post updates about how well or not well I’m doing, whether I enjoy it and helpful blogs or sites I used to assist me in the process. As I start the cross-stitching journey, my next few posts are about the only hobbies I have stuck with over the years: reading, video & tabletop gaming.
Steps to becoming a Recreational Hobbyist:
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