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It’s been a few days since I posted Part 1, so I thought I’d have time to think of other hobbies I enjoy. You already know that reading is at the top of my list. Browsing book stores and libraries would be a close 2nd. I love thrift store shopping and going to the movies by myself, but I don’t think of them as hobbies.

That’s it. I couldn’t think of anything else.

Does that make me mostly hobby-less?

Wikipedia says, “Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment, rather than financial reward. Examples include collecting, creative and artistic pursuits, making, tinkering, sports and adult education. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge and experience. However, personal fulfillment is the aim.”

I’m not a collector of anything anymore. I do enjoy a creative artistic project now and then, but I’m not consistent. I can’t think of anything I enjoy making. I’m not a tinker. I haven’t played sports since college. I do like learning new things. I wonder if I’m just in a busy season of life and for right now, I don’t have time for hobbies? (Other than reading, of course.) Or maybe it’s so easy to be a hobby chameleon because I don’t want to find a hobby of my own? I’m not sure. I just know that I don’t get excited about any one thing like a lot of the people in my life do. (Other than reading, of course.)

Maybe that’s enough. Maybe I’m putting way too much thought into this subject.

What are your hobbies?

Maybe I’ll join you…;)

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I just got home from the class I’m taking on Thursday nights and was preparing to post here when Karen, my best friend here in Denver, texted to say she’s at the hospital with her dad. I don’t have any information to give about him, but I love my friend and I’m going to be with her. I’ll be back tomorrow with blog stuff. Please pray for him – God knows the details. Thanks!

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My friend Sarah and I decided we should get together to make some jewelry soon. Her family was robbed this summer and all of her jewelry disappeared. I told her I have lots of jewelry making stuff that I never use because it was a hobby that I took up so Angi and I could enjoy it together…over 5 years ago. Tawnya and I stamped together because that was her thing. My mom and I baked together because that was her thing. I tend to do that, take up hobbies of friends because I enjoy doing the things they enjoy doing – when we’re together. When we’re not, those hobbies lay idle in the top of my closet.

What are MY hobbies? What could I waste spend hours doing ? If I had an afternoon to do whatever I want to do, I wouldn’t choose jewelry making, stamping, baking, scrapbooking, quilting, etc. There is only one thing I can imagine listing as a true and genuine hobby of mine: Reading. I know, you’re not surprised, right? 😉

I like to think that while I’m engaging in my friend’s hobbies with them, I’m not only enjoying their company, I’m also producing something beautiful. But the same is true of reading. Something beautiful is being produced when I’m holding a book in one hand and a cup of Chai in the other: rest, patience, adventure, and more. It’s been such a long day and I can’t keep my eyes open much longer, so I’ll pick up here tomorrow. In the meantime…


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