I always say when describing myself and my personality that I have a "revolving door of hobbies."
Basically what this means is, I get really super excited about something and throw myself into it 1000%, but quickly get sick of it or realize that it really just isn't fun.
Typically a new hobby for me means spending copious amounts of money on said hobby that gets abandoned a few days or weeks later, leaving me with more stuff to fit into my tiny life. My life is a graveyard of hobbies.
Some examples of this include (but are not limited to):
- Golf. I don't know WHAT I was thinking with this nonsense. I randomly decided one day that I was going to take up golf...so I ran right out and purchased a lovely Nike driver club (in a girly red of course) and a bunch of balls. Approximately 3 trips to the driving range happened where I discovered that golf was not a talent of mine, and the driver now lives in the trunk of my car in case I ever have the occasion to randomly play 9 holes.
- Crocheting. I used to crochet a lot as a kid (because my mom and my aunt both did it and I wanted to be just like them) but of course it got forgotten as I got into junior high and high school because crocheting is about as cool as velour track pants. Flash forward to adulthood and an impromptu trip to the craft store motivated me to crochet a fancy blanket. A slew of yarn and crochet needles were purchased and about 10 rows of the actual blanket were completed before I got bored. Now the bucket of yarn and tools live in a crate in my basement.
- Scrapbooking. This one did not even last a day. I went to the craft store, bought a kit, got one page done and said "F this." The problem with scrapbooking for me is that it's a very creative thing, and I am a very linear thinker. Therefore, my scrapbook was very orderly and not at all fancy-looking. Lesson learned there. Now my scrapbook kit lives in a drawer in the armoire in the diningroom.
- Bikram yoga. I do love yoga, and of all the yoga practices, Bikram gets the most hype. A friend of mine talked me into trying it a few years ago. We went first thing in the morning on a Saturday and since I was already familiar with all of the poses, the only obstacle I had to overcome was the heat. Well, perhaps the first time was a fluke because I didn't really think the heat was all that bad. Therefore, right after class ended and I hosed myself off, I ran off to Lululemon to purchase a yoga towel for my next class. Weeeee! Look at me, I'm a real yogi! Did I mention those towels are $60? I also had to purchase a special waterbottle meant to withstand the heat of Bikram. So excited with my purchases, the very next time I went to Bikram, it was so hot and gross that I left class after about 20 minutes and vowed never to go again, because really, I hate extreme heat. Now the towel also lives in the trunk of my car (along with my yoga mat) just in case I ever get the urge to go to Bikram again.
- Photography. This was by far the most expensive short-lived hobby. I decided that I wanted to take fancy pictures and put them all over my house like it was a gallery, so I bought a DSLR camera. The novelty of all that picture taking wore off very quickly when I realized I just don't have the "eye" for photography. I think in all of the hundreds of pictures I took, only about three of them could actually be considered good, and all three were of my cats. Now the camera lives in the side table in my livingroom just in case the cats do something cute and I need to take a picture.
Clearly you can see that my revolving door of hobbies has a theme. That being said, I am on the market for a new hobby to waste money on and enjoy for a week or two. Any good suggestions?