Help me find a new pastime.
June 7, 2010 12:59 PM Subscribe
I want to cultivate a hobby, something simple but productive, to give me an alternative to passive time-filling activities.
posted by digitaldraco to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (20 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I have a lot of interests, but not a lot of active hobbies. My primary hobby is tabletop gaming (D&D, Catan, etc.), I have a few potential hobbies on the proverbial back-burner (cycling, amateur radio, photography) but my funds are limited right now. I do have a nice bike, though I haven't properly learned to ride it yet, and my camera is not professional (or even hobbiest) quality.
I spend a lot of time surfing the internet, watching movies, or reading books, but I'd like to find an interesting activity that gets me doing something less passive and that works other parts of my brain.
1) It needs to be something I can do on a tight budget. I'm currently unemployed.
2) I'd like to find an activity that will allow me to feel some sense of accomplishment early on, to encourage me to keep it up.
3) I'm trying to purge unnecessary clutter from my life, so I'd prefer it if this hobby didn't produce more cluttery things.
4) I'd like it to be constructive (ie. creating useful things). Bonus points if it can provide me with a little extra income in some way.
4a) Extra bonus if it's something that will or can put me in touch with other people, but that I can also do alone.
I was going to list a few more of my interests, but in the spirit of trying new things, I'm going to leave that out. I will mention that I live in a small suburb in southern California, and the nearest "big" city is about an hour from here.