Sunday, 10 August 2014

New Hobbies to Try: Introduction

I've been thinking a lot lately about passions. I think its amazing how each person loves something, no matter how big or small. When someone is committed to something, it totally inspired the people around them. Of course, most of us will share common loves such as family, friends, food (teehee). What has most interested me lately though is different hobbies. With the remainder of my free time this summer before I start university, I've decided to try out lots of new hobbies which sound like something I might enjoy. Some on my list are things I already do, and some are completely new (sadly rhyming is not one- my talent is forever wasted). I've decided to do a little lifestyle mini series about how I get on with each. I'm excited to be challenged and maybe even find something I will become passionate about. 

Hobbies To Try/ Do More Of:
♥Learning French- I studied French a few years ago in school and loved it but I feel like I've forgotten it all now. I would really like to attempt to get back to where I was because its such a beautiful language and I'd love to be able to speak it; even a little.
♥Yoga- I done a couple of classes two summers ago and really enjoyed it. My mum, and countless others, rave about its benefits so its definitely worth a go.
♥Jewellery Making- I bought some supplies in Portugal to get started with this. I'm thinking bead based and maybe even learning to make loom bands.
♥Photography- I think this is one that every blogger wants to master. I dream of taking beautiful, professional pictures. Really though, if I manage to up the number of pictures I take, I'll consider it a job well done.
♥Reading- Again, I do this already but its something I definitely need to dedicate more time to. Its safe to say my summer reading list has kind of went out the window. Book number 3 of 40 for life.
♥Collecting- I do this already but I wanted to have a think about what collections I actually have and how to put them to best use.
♥Colouring Pages- When I first read online that this constituted a hobby I was a bit bewildered but it seems simple enough so I'll give it a go.
♥Journalling- I'm a total sporadic journal keeper. I started a journal about 2 years ago and I've made about 4 entries.
♥Scrapbooking- I feel like I'd need quite a few supplies for this so I'll raid my craft box and if I have no luck I'll maybe look into online scrapbooking.
♥Planning meaningful gifts- I'm not sure if this counts as a hobby but I'm the worst for leaving present buying to the last minute and I think planning ahead would be a lot wiser.
♥Running- Yeah, we'll see how this goes.
♥Blogging- Of course, I already do this but I thought I'd include it as its something I already love and want to do even more of.
♥Challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone in 5 ways- I think this is a really interesting one but I'm not quite sure how to go about it. 
♥Origami- Last year I made a bracelet out of Starburst wrappers and I've been pinning a lot of origami ideas on Pinterest. Watch this space.
♥Money Management- Most would count this as a chore rather than a hobby but I included it on my list as its something I really should be focusing on.
♥Be a tourist (in my own city)- Being on holiday and looking for places of interest combined with all the hype surrounding the Commonwealth made me think that I hardly ever visit the sights my city has to offer. I think it would be a fun way to spend time and if I take my camera I'd be trying two hobbies at once.

I've not yet decided how I will time each post letting you know how I'm getting on. I might post one a week or just update whenever I try one. 

For now, I'd love to hear what you're passionate about or hobbies you'd like to try. 
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  1. This is a great idea. I have a few of these on my list too, especially the reading, blogging more and running too! I also really want to give decopatching a go. I bought loads of the materials needed for it but never get round to doing craft projects. x

    1. Thank you! I think me wanting to try running was perhaps a little ambitious but you never know lol. I've never heard of decopatching- I googled it and it looks so cool. If you've bought materials you're half way there- there's still a little bit of summer left- go for it :)xx

  2. I'm a massive bookworm, I love reading and really should do more of it than I currently do x

    1. I love reading when I get into a book but I just don't make the time for it xx

  3. This is such a great post to read. So refreshing! Lovely idea too.
    Love your blog :)

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the post xx

  4. Warning - jewellery making is seriously addictive! I tried it and now turned into a little business, check it out :)

    Fiction Jewellery

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  5. Photography is definitely on my list! As soon as I can afford a decent camera I am going to take some photography classes!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  6. This is a great idea - it's always good to try new things! Definitely recommend yoga, it's one of my fave things! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. Thank you! I really want to get into yoga- it seems so good for mind and body! xx