How many hobbies have you tried?

I want to somehow share all the wonderful things one can learn when you try a new hobby or craft, but that task sounds a bit daunting so instead…

A LIST, of all the hobbies I’ve tried in my lifetime. I’m really surprised how many I’ve tried at least once. Only a few I have never heard of before, many I simply don’t bother with because I have no interest or the cost is prohibitive. Try doing this yourself! It’s great to have a list to come back to whenever you feel bored, then you can remember that’s boredom is really a choice.

Note: A lot of things that I’ve tried when I was much younger I’d like to come back to again and re-explore. Things with zero interest have been crossed out.

+ for things I’ve tried

– for things I’ve never tried

Science
+Astronomy
-Microscopy
+Model Rocketry
-Model airplanes (my dad did this, it’s stinky)
-Telescope Making
-Spelunking
+Rock Collecting
Electronics
-Amateur and HAM Radio (though I did listen to this when I was younger)
-CB Radio
-Building circuits
+Robotics (bought a book about robotics once, turns out it’s basically another language I don’t understand)
+Home Theatre (tried compiling all my media onto a dedicated server computer)
-Home Automation
-R/C Cars
-R/C Boats
-R/C Planes
+R/C Helicopters (not my thing)

Making Things
-Blacksmithing
+Making Dollhouses (I like mini things, but I’m no good with wood and saws and all that)
-Knifemaking
-Making Dioramas
-Making Telescopes
-Making Musical Instruments
-Home Brewing
+Woodworking (too tough for my gentle hands)
-Pottery
+Candles
+Sculpture
+Cooking
+Film Making
-Go Karts
-Stained Glass objects and windows (want to try this)
+Jigsaw Puzzles
-Shadow Boxes
+Doll Making
+Sewing
+Restoring Antiques (so much research involved)
+Book Making
-Stop Motion Animation
-Glass Blowing (I’m afraid of all that heat)
Scale Model Building
-Dioramas
-Make Models
-Make Military Dioramas
-Model aircraft
+Model Railroads (played with my Dad’s stuff, pretty clueless)
+Model figures
-Model Rockets
-Model Ships
-Model Yachts
+Wargame terrain making (like for RPGs? yes.)
-Make a ship in a bottle (would like to do this maybe once)
Arts & Crafts
+Scrapbooking
-Pottery (does junk from school count? I hated it.)
+Candlemaking
+Painting and Drawing
+Sculpture
+Origami
+Jewelry Making
+Leather Crafting (when I was younger)
-Glass Blowing
-Weaving
-Soapmaking
-Quilling
+Sculpting Miniatures
+Embroidery
-Paper Making
-Enamels
+Wood Carving (ouch)
-Engraving
+Beadwork and beading
-Wire Jewelry making
+Crochet
-Tole Painting (what is this?)
-GunSmithing
Sports & Outdoors
+Travel
-Hiking (want to do!)
+Rock Climbing
+Nature Walking
-Mountain Climbing
+Bird Watching
-Four Wheeling
Baseball/Softball
-Rafting/Canoeing
+Butterfly collecting and watching
-Backpacking
-Bouldering
+Gardening
?Organic Gardening (what’s the difference?)
+Fishing
+Geocaching
+Ghosthunting
+Horse Riding
-Paintballing
-Snorkeling
-Scuba Diving (too scary!)
-Skiing
-Surfing
+Skateboarding
-Martial Arts
-Spelunking
-Skydiving
+Fencing
+Golfing
-Hang Gliding
-Hot Air Ballooning
+Tombstone Rubbing (I am not sure when or why I did this but I remember it)
-Sailing
+Table Tennis
-Pinball
+Ballet Dancing
-Belly Dancing (I almost took a class but then I chickened out when I got there)
-Bungee Jumping
-Fly Fishing
-Gold Panning
Gardening and Plants
+Bonsai (my Dad did this and it didn’t look as fun as it seemed)
-Orchid Raising
+Terrariums
+Food Gardening
+Flower Gardening
Hothouse Gardening
-Floral Arranging
Hydroponics
Collecting
(most of this I did when I was younger, I really liked collecting things)
+Coins
+Stamps
+Memorabilia
-Clocks
+Sports Cards
+Model Trains
+Antiques
+Artwork
-Musical works like CD’s or Albums
+Posters
-Butterflies/Insects
-Wine
+Books
+Snow Globes (I had forgotten that I collected these until I remembered an incident when I broke my favorite one, then I stopped collecting them)
-Swords
-Movies
+Bottles
-Insects
-Classic Video Games
+Comic Books
+Crystals and Rocks
+Currency
+Fountain Pens (crazy expensive hobby if you want something really nice)
+Fossils
-Guns
-Knives
-Miniature Figures
+Postcards
-Scale Models
-Terry Bears
+Toys
-Coasters
-matchboxes
+Cameras
-Calendars
+Rocks & Minerals
?Hummels
-Business cards
-Pinball Machines/ arcade games
+Arrow Heads
Music
+Learn an Instrument
+Composing Music
-Karaoke
+Classical Guitar
Animal Related
Beekeeping
+Bird Watching
-Dog Breeding
-Falconry
-Fishkeeping
-Hunting
-Dog training
+Aquarium
+Horse Riding
?Vivariums
-Animal Breeding
Paper Crafts
+Origami
-Paper Dioramas
+Decoupage
-Paper Models
-Making Paper
-Quilling
Performing Arts
+Juggling (I never got the hang of it.)
+Puppet theatre (I used to make little puppets when I was younger)
+Dancing
-Magic Tricks
+Singing
-Amateur Theatre
-Poetry Reading
+Storytelling
+Make a Marionette
FOOD Related Hobbies
+Baking
-Barbecue and Grilling
-Home Brewing wine/beer/Mead
-Home Canning and Jarring
+Cake Making and decorating
+Wine Tasting
MORE
+HairStyling (most girls HAVE to learn this, what a pain!)
-Magic and Sleight of Hand
-Metal Detecting/Treasure hunting
+photography
+Journaling/writing
-Performing Arts
+Modeling
+Do It Yourself
-Astrophotography
+Darkroom
-Portraiture photos
-Kite and Rocket Aerial Photography
-Reenactment: SCA/medieval/civil war
-Body Building
-Map Making
+Writing
+Astrology
+Tarot and Card Reading
-Body Art/Tattoos/Piercings
+Tie Dyeing
+Dumpster Diving
+Geneaology
-Antiquing
+People Watching
-Taxidermy
-Fly Tying (For Fly Fishing)
-Making Walking Sticks (although I was into “staff making” when I was younger, like a wizard)
I’ve got a lot left to try!
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