We are not defined by how much money is in our bank accounts, what jobs we perform, or the people we hang with. A true person’s character, and what defines us as a human being…. is what we dedicate our free time to. It’s where our passions lie, and our dreams come to life.

We all have itches that need scratching or howling desires that demand attention. Because really, isn’t our free time activities, what we’d secretly like to do as a career?

If you are confused as to what your true calling may be, how will you ever uncover those treasures if you’re unwilling to dig deep enough to find them? If you want to reach that “accomplishment” zone, hobbies are a great place to start.

In this article, we list several hobbies that are worth pursuing. Take a look to see if a new adventure awaits you.

Write:

Writing is an excellent way to express yourself, and remember, you’re the one explaining how you view the world. It’s filled with your emotions, allowing the brain to ruffle through the darkest parts of yourself or the most outlandish, bouncing you through space and time in ways only you can imagine. And when your memories start to fade with age, you’ve recorded parts of yourself that will last forever. Having those words in print will serve as memory triggers to jog the mind back to those exciting moments.

Start by writing just a few things per day. Try one in reality like a journal, then write in a fictional style as if all those stressful moments were fire breathing dragons battling against the castle walls and you had to fight them off with courage and grit. Okay… that might be a little dramatic, but you get the point. Be creative and see if you like it. If you do, it might become your new passion.

Take online classes:

You might love history, computer graphics, accounting, or physics. And the great thing about the internet, you can do all these things from the comfort of your own home wearing only PJ’s if you prefer. By expanding your mind in different areas, you could open new doors of opportunity and receive a new lease on life.

Learn to play a musical instrument:

I find music very relaxing, so why not give it a try. When you start to get the hang of things, you might want to write your own songs or play in a band. Again, we have to thank the internet because they make tutoring simple if you don’t have the time or the desire to work one-on-one with someone.

Learn to cook:

This can be a rewarding hobby. Not only do you learn new things, but you also get to eat them. Trying different recipes with exotic ingredients, the preparations of chopping, dicing, and frying only scratches the surface. It’s an excellent way to bond with friends by inviting them over to try your latest creations. Yum and fun!

Watch Documentaries:

Again, thank you Internet. We now have a variety of shows we can watch on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and many others right from the comfort of the couch. Learning about history is not only educational and handy for trivia night, but it’s also addictive. So is solving a crime like Escape from Alcatraz, The Zodiac Killer, JFK’s Assassination, Jack the Ripper and all the other historical unsolved puzzles we ponder over. It’s also an excellent way to keep the mind sharp.

Learn a foreign language:

Not only does speaking a different language look good on your resume… it’s just cool. So many great apps are available on our smartphones or check out the latest Podcast. It’s a great hobby that stimulate the mind, raises your IQ, and keep the brain healthy. Win!

Take photography or film classes:

You might come to discover you like bird watching, or maybe you want to capture a moment in time and display it for all to see as a lovely piece of art. You might want to be the one who makes all the family movies for those reunions. If you have the creativity, all the cool technology is out there. The editing software is incredible.

Crafts:

Whether it’s sewing, gluing objects into a scrapbook, or creating art out of someone else’s trash…. it can become a great hobby. I know several people who make a living refurbishing old furniture with a fresh coat of paint. And they love their jobs! When it comes to arts and crafts, there’s no limit to what you can create.

Remember: Find something you love, then do it with passion.
Hobbies make the world a better place, and it’s food for the soul.

Find out what feeds you!

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Written by

Beverley Miles

I am a 48-year-old woman with nothing more than a high school diploma and two years of college under my belt. During my short college experience, I took a creative writing class and received a D+ from my professor. I never considered myself a writer, nor had I given it much thought until I experienced a personal hardship. I escaped the pain by burying myself into something creative instead of crying all day.

I told myself, ‘Just get to 60,000 words and then you can say you’ve written a book.’ Initially, I began writing as therapy but soon discovered; I loved it. An alternate universe exists? Inside MY head? Why had I not seen this before?

My husband, daughter, and sister advised me that I should create a blog, so that’s what I did. I believe the key to life is trusting your heart and following your dreams, no matter how big or small they are. No one knows what treasures lie deep within yourself unless you’re willing to travel into unknown territory to uncover those hidden gems. For me, that is the case. I have a true passion for writing. I am grateful for this opportunity to share my thoughts with others. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I loved writing them.

I do have a book series that will come out soon. I will post a few chapters before it is published so my readers can have the first look.

XO Beverley Miles.