As you all have already figured out I’m pretty obsessed with books, but I promise I have other hobbies. Here are a few.
I love gardening! I don’t have a huge space to grow plants right now so it’s limited to a few cacti and a small succulent garden.
Succulents are my favorite type of plant to grow. They take a little while to warm up to but once you get the hang of it they’re easy. I love that I don’t have to constantly water them and they stay beautiful all year. I’ve also grown flowers and I tried to grow cucumbers once but they died. Once I have a bigger space I want to grow my own herbs and try a few more vegetables.
I’ve been around gardeners all my life. My grandma has a beautiful yard with rhododendrons and a huge lilac tree, and she used to grow snow peas when I was little. My dad is also a gardener, he plants everything from potatoes to blueberries. His yard is awesome, he’s always working on it to make it better. He has a horseshoe pit, a huge deck, and a patio to grill on. My mom is also a green thumb, she’s working on growing an avocado tree and she has plants all over her dining room.
There is something so soothing about being surrounded by plants, plus they make your living space feel brighter and more natural.
I picked up crocheting a few years ago and I haven’t stopped since.
I make everything from blankets to baby outfits. It’s a really nice hobby to have when all your friends start having babies, because I love being able to give them a handmade gift that’s going to last and be really cute.
I started this hobby because I wanted to make myself hats and scarves, well as it turns out you end making a lot of things for others and end up with very little for yourself. I’m not complaining though, because I love being able to give my family homemade slippers and I get to make stuffed animals for my son. It’s a really rewarding hobby.
I paint in all mediums. My favorite is oil painting but it is SOOOOO expensive, so recently I’ve been experimenting with watercolor and acrylic.
There is something freeing about paint. I can create whatever I want and if I mess up I can typically paint over it or just throw it away and start over. I love painting the ocean or trees. Most of my paintings are of nature or animals, they’re just the most beautiful to transfer from real world to paper. Lately I’ve been experimenting with watercolor and koi fish. The paintings aren’t very good yet but I’m having fun.
Hopefully when I have a bigger space and a better job I can hop back into oil painting, but until then I’m content with my watercolors and acrylics.
What hobbies do you enjoy? Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments.