Sitting home at night is slowly killing me!
November 17, 2010 7:41 AM Subscribe
How can I find stuff to do instead of staring blankly at the computer at night? (special snowflake details inside)
posted by zug to sports, hobbies, & recreation (27 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I moved to Davis, California with my SO about two months ago from Michigan to attend graduate school. I realized yesterday that I have no idea what to do with my free time. She is working part time as a bank teller and I've been quite busy getting used to being a graduate student. Up until now, I've been working most evenings and weekends, so my lack of a social life or activities I enjoy hasn't really been noticed.
Things are starting to calm a little, and so I've had a little more free time in the evenings and weekends. Instead of doing enjoyable activities, I find myself sitting in my house on the internet, looking at the same websites over and over. The SO has been writing with a lot of her free time, but is otherwise in the same spot.
Back in Michigan, I would have spent most of this free time with friends. I also played organized sports that took up a lot of my time (softball specifically) but that isn't an option right now, given the season.
I haven't really made any friends here yet. I've been pretty good about being patient about the whole thing and I am still in touch with many people from Michigan, but it's made it difficult to not have a local person to spend time with. There are some people in my program here that I could spend time with (and do occasionally), but nobody I really have a personal connection with yet.
How do I set about finding things I like to do so that I can get out of the house more? I like outdoorsy-type stuff and would love to take advantage of the gorgeous CA weather to get outside more. I also enjoy events and festivals, but not really live music or movies. I would love some suggestions of activities you do that can be done solo or with the SO that will get me out of the house.