In honor of my new, post-grad freedom, I am picking up new hobbies!! The goal is to use my free-time wisely. No watching tv or napping for me! (well, I'll probably still nap) Here is a list of everything that I want to do from now on!!
Last fall I learned how to knit! Some friends and I had a knitting party, and after that most of us gave it up! I was overwhelmed that 20 stitches and very thin yarn was getting me nowhere. Almost a year later, I picked up thicker needles and thicker yarn. In a month, I knitted 3 beautiful scarves; red, purple and green. I gave them to 2 good friends and a mentor. I found that it was more meaningful to give someone a gift that took me 8 hours to make than purchasing something. I also found out that I'm a giver!
I plan to pick up reading again and never putting it down! I love reading; one of God's gifts that I most appreciate is the imagination. Mine is always on hyperdrive and it makes reading such a joy! My imagination gets the best of me when I'm trying to imagine EXACTLY what something looks like and I read slower and slower, but all the same it's worth it. I'm picking up Francis Chan's Crazy Love and finishing it this time! Back when I began reading it, I wasn't reading my Bible as I should, I confess, and stopped reading to refocus. But I know that it's an amazing book and I've never heard a negative comment about it. Not from old friends or new friends around the country. If you have a book suggestion I'd love to hear it!
Drawing & Painting
I'm getting back into my hobby again; drawing. I love drawing, because its so expressive. Painting is something that I've always thought I was terrible at. But now I want to work on it more & more! I can't wait to expand my paint collection and get started, mainly since mine are all 4 years old and dried up!! I'll keep you posted as I go!
I want to take up biking everywhere I go. I've heard its a great exercise for women and I have an adorable cruiser that's been sitting outside all winter. This should be fun!
I am so excited to be graduated that I'm free to do things I love again! Although I did not have a book major (studying all the time) I had an application major; we applied everything we learned on the spot. When I learned how to program I had to ACTUALLY WRITE PROGRAMS! This takes just as long as studying a book on Pharmacy or Psychology. It's nerve racking and pulling all-nighters with Maya & Photoshop is a thing of the past! :D
Are there any hobbies you wish you had time for or have you recently made time for?
Until we meet again,