The older you get the harder it is to find a hobby you truly appreciate that you can hold onto. There’s a lot of trial and error in the search to find what lights your fire.
With summer in the air, the days are longer and the weather is much warmer. With that in mind, here are some hobbies you can do indoors or outdoors to help you enjoy your free time!
Don’t worry! You don’t need a fancy camera to take up this hobby unless you want one! You can simply use your cellphone. With all the different settings that come along with owning a newer phone, taking pictures from your cellphone’s camera can sometimes come out as good as a professional photographer.
If you are interested in doing some fancy camerawork, you can look on YouTube; there are many videos showing how to adjust your exposure or shutter speed, allowing you to capture summer memories you can hold onto.
If you have ever walked into Michael’s or similar craft stores looking for a hobby but couldn’t make up your mind, try grabbing things to make jewelry! It could be clay, beads, or even wire wrapping. You can find a beginner’s guide through Moms and Crafters.
If you have sewing experience, this might be right up your alley! Get your handy dandy sewing kits (or machines) and your scissors!
Instead of donating or reselling pieces of clothes that no longer fit you, you can upcycle them into pieces that you wouldn’t find in a typical shop. Your creative juices will start flowing, and, best of all, you'll be able to express yourself with what you come up with!
Whether you visit a new small business or a farmers’ market, take a day to go enjoy the little things that are hidden in the nooks and crannies of your own town. Challenge yourself to visit one or two new places a week so you can truly appreciate what your city has to offer.
This summer is the one where you can make your drink-making skills worthwhile! Check out a cocktail recipe book, invest in some cocktail accessories to wow your friends with, and toast to trying new things!