Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Shopping for a Hobby

I have been told by more than one source that one of the best ways to keep your sanity and identity as a SAHP is to develop a non-kid related hobby. Well time for me to find one! I have tried several things in the past but there hasn't been anything I stick to. I like to bake, but I don't like having all of the sweets in the house. I have also tried scrapbooking but while I enjoy it, I don't seem to come back to it unless my Mom is in town.

I love to read other blogs (I have mentioned my love for personal finance in the past) and I like reading in general. However I tend to get sucked in to whatever I am reading and other tasks seem to suffer. So while it is good, I often see it as a waste of time because nothing tangible comes from it.

Writing and blogging are my latest attempts. Creative writing was an outlet for me as a child but it wasn't encouraged so I stopped. I kept journals for years but it was more the stuff of teen angst. I am going to try to set aside time daily (nap time) to write something. Hopefully it is something I stick to.

Any ideas for future attempts at a hobby?

PS--gardening is out as my husband has already claimed the yard as his domain:)


  1. You could try participating in Paid Surveys.

  2. I have thought of doing that and other things like that for extra cash but do you consider it a hobby? I guess I have never thought about it in those terms.