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Nicola
March 29th, 2008, 07:33
When my dad was diagnosed about 3.5 years ago as having cancer, i was at a loss and decided to go down the denial route and just pretend it wasn't happening.

I was really bored one night and i was looking through the presents i had got my youngest sister for her birthday, she was always quite arty ( she's at art school now ) so i bought her a jewellery making kit.

I don't know why but i decided to try and make something, now i have no artistic talent at all, i can't draw or paint, i am awful !!! But i made a few things and looking back, they were ugly :) But i enjoyed making them so i kept making little pieces and eventually got quite good at it.

I made so much stuff that i ended up selling it on Ebay and made myself a little extra cash.

So i guess that one good thing to come out of my dad's illness is that i have a great hobby making and selling jewellery.

Do you guys have any hobbies ? x

piasabird
March 29th, 2008, 23:35
I don't do many hobbies anymore. I use to sew alittle, macrame, and stuff like that. But now I spend most of my time either online, at work or with my pets.

I love eBay. I use to sell and buy on there a lot. But, I'm trying to watch my budget now so I'm not buying. I've been lazy lately and haven't listed anything lately either. But I will end up doing it this summer. I have a lot of things from my mother's estate to post on there.

Ricardo
April 1st, 2008, 09:30
I like to read and watch movies on DVD. I also used to be a full-time musician and I like to produce some production music on my computer, which I market online.

Congratulations on the creative activities Nicola and piasabird.

Nicola
April 2nd, 2008, 01:52
I don't do many hobbies anymore. I use to sew alittle, macrame, and stuff like that. But now I spend most of my time either online, at work or with my pets.

I love eBay. I use to sell and buy on there a lot. But, I'm trying to watch my budget now so I'm not buying. I've been lazy lately and haven't listed anything lately either. But I will end up doing it this summer. I have a lot of things from my mother's estate to post on there.


Ebay is brilliant isn't it ? I love it even although you can get carried away with it x

WillNeverForgetYou
November 4th, 2008, 10:10
Ebay is great, I've spent many an hour and many a pound on that site! As you mentioned though, it's very easy to get carried away!

Dancer
November 25th, 2008, 08:02
I collect thimbles and teddy bears, and I knit and crochet. But I do spend a lot of time on the computer now so I guess thatís one of my hobbies too.

ethanasg48
December 8th, 2011, 05:13
I think every person have any one hobby, Like me.and like everyone.;)
My hobby is play games and read books, Music also. You know music is the food of soul......

Aalia Nebhan
March 25th, 2013, 02:08
I'm presently participating in a purely come dancing fundraising event to help increase income for the local irish language school I work it, we practice 2 hours every Sunday. We do salsa dancing and I truly enjoy it. On a monday night and a friday morning I attend sewing classes. I also love cooking and sometimes draw. :)

Robert Green
February 10th, 2014, 00:29
Whatever my hobbies are, I don't think they are of any use to others. They are just for myself. I like to play, chat with people, and other stuffs. I don't know how to make my hobby work for others.

ginahunt3
February 10th, 2014, 01:42
I don't think a hobby is necessarily to help others as much as it is to help yourself. It is mostly to keep your mind occupied but if you see a way to help others than why not? If you like knitting blankets then why not put them to good use and donate what you make to the homeless or people displaced by a fire? I also think that if you can make a profit from what you're doing then why not it. It could be the start of a new business. I'm sure quite a few businesses were started this way.

Robert Green
February 14th, 2014, 00:28
I agree with ginahunt3. There are various ways to help other through your own habits. I couldn't see that in my habits but I know there is something special in all of us. It is only a matter of time when we explore everything about us and help others in the process.

ginahunt3
February 18th, 2014, 00:31
This is in response to RobertGreene. You said you don't see your hobbies as a way to help people. I can see a couple of things you could do. You said you like to chat and play games. You could go to a convalescent home and read to the residents or play a board game with some of them. My grandfather had a friend who had a band and he goes to nursing homes and entertains them. I used to go with him quite often. While he put on a show I would just go around and meet people and chat with them for a little while. They really enjoyed his performance and they were genuinely happy to have someone to talk to. There are many people who get placed in these institutions by family members who visit in the beginning but then just stop caring until they get a call in the middle of the night saying their loved one has passed away. Meanwhile the resident feels alone. It's a terrible feeling. So why not spend a few hours a month or week making their life a little brighter? I don't care how much money a person can donate, I think time is more valuable to those forgotten by society for nothing but being elderly or ill.

Robert Green
February 20th, 2014, 23:12
I wonder why I couldn't think like you, gina. There are some convalescent homes where I could go and make people's day by playing with them, chatting, and reading books for them. Really, that's a very great idea! So, this way we can always use our hobbies in the profit of those who are in need. I couldn't thing anything better that this for a living.

ginahunt3
February 21st, 2014, 00:31
I'm glad I could help. There is always something good to be made of even the worst situations and it's those good things that I look for. A friend of mine was murdered in the doorway of his home (just upstairs from my home. We live in a 2 family house) 2 and a half weeks before his birthday. He was talking about partying on his birthday for about 2 months before that so I took it upon myself to give him the party he wanted. I had both ends of the street blocked off and threw him the best block party you could imagine. We had about 300 people, a cake with his picture on it (I had t shirts made with the same pictureon it which I sold and gave the profits to his mom for funeral expenses that she owed), tons of food and even a moon bounce in the middle of the street for the kids. That was the best thing I could think of doing. We already had a funeral to mourn his death so then we had a party to celebrate his life. When I'm grieving the loss of someone I love I just need to do something to remember them in a special way. My best friend was killed in a car accident in November and I'm still trying to figure out how to memorialize her in a very special way. I'm getting a tattoo in her memory but I feel I need to do more. I've spent alot of time trying to figure that out. Something special to honor a very special persons life.

hazelharris
July 27th, 2015, 02:27
re posted x