What Are Your Hobbies?

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Hobbies are usually our way of doing something we enjoy in our spare time. What’s spare time you ask? Good question! But that’s not what my post is about. I have had a lot of hobbies over the years, nothing overly serious or out of this world but things I have enjoyed and gained pleasure from.


Childhood Hobbies

When I was growing up I was a part of Girl Guides and 4-H. I believe those groups helped make me a more rounded person, especially in my interests and hobbies. We always had projects on the go. I sewed, embroidered and even knitted. I still remember going to my grandmother’s to get help with a knitting project when I was making slippers. Going to my grandparents house was a highlight when I was a child, not just for knitting help. They were very involved and loved taking me places. Shopping, church, bingo - www.galabingo.com/mobile/bingo - in the church basement…my grandmother was a social butterfly. But I digress…

Hobbies

Hobbies Before Children

Before I had children one of my hobbies was crafts. I actually worked a Franks Nursery & Crafts for over two years until I quit when I was six months pregnant with our first child. Let’s just say I spent a good amount of money there! I would use my discount and any coupons we were allowed to use and stock up on craft items. I think this year we finally finished up what I had left of all of those supplies.

Some of the individual crafty things I enjoyed were: painting plaster Christmas ornaments, cross stitching, latch hook and sewing.

Hobbies After Children

My hobbies after I had children did not change too much, I just added baby books (for the first three children anyways) and photo albums for each child…well, up until our fifth. We got a digital camera when I was pregnant with our sixth so the last three children’s baby and toddler days are in digital format needing to be printed out and put in albums. We were going to start scrapbooking but that fizzled out before we really go started.

Hobbies take time and money, those two things are precious commodities these days.

So what are your hobbies?

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18 comments

  1. Mine are scrapbooking, reading and crafting but do I have time for any of that anymore? Not really!

  2. I forgot to even mention reading, but I think most of you know that already! ;) Reading is the one thing I do make time for because it doesn’t seem like work!

  3. Marcie W. says:

    My hobbies are exercising, watching any of my many television shows that I’m addicted to, and chatting with family and friends.

  4. Colleen says:

    My hobbies when I was young was drawing. These days it is…well not sure I don’t have much time for hobbies.

  5. Marcie, yeah, I make time for tv too. Never thought of it as a hobby but I can see how it could be.

    Colleen, I know you said you don’t have time, but do you still like to draw? Have you since you were an adult?

  6. Donna says:

    I wish I had time for hobbies. :) I do love to read and hiking. We try to go on a hike in the Smoky Mountains at least once or twice a month.

  7. Donna, hiking in the Smoky Mountains sounds great! Got any photos from your recent trip? Are the leaves starting to change colors yet?

  8. Jenn says:

    Does toddler-wrangling count as a hobby? Kidding. When I’m not being pulled in 10 different directions I like to crochet, scrapbook, blog, and read.

  9. I was only 18 when I got pregnant, so I didn’t really have any hobbies other than school work and reading!

  10. Kelsey Apley says:

    I enter giveaways as a hobby and read. I used to do more crafts but I need to get back into that!

  11. I never thought of myself as having hobbies, but if reading counts, that’s my hobby. Once upon a time, I scrapbooked, but I just gave all my scrapbooking stuff away a couple days ago.

  12. Angela says:

    My hobbies haven’t changed much, although I did pick up knitting a few years ago.

  13. courtney says:

    I love baking.. and eating the baked goods :)

  14. Toni says:

    I did girl scouts, dance and cheer :) Today I still do dancing and I bake.

  15. Courtney, baking wouldn’t be baking if we didn’t get to taste-test! I think that’s why all my children love to bake!

  16. Leilani says:

    I love crafting and sewing, but I rarely have time for either of it. :(

  17. Stefanie says:

    Traveling to new places!

  18. Mine are reading, crafting and digital scrapbooking.

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