Dear Amy: My parents want me to start a new hobby, but I don’t know where to begin. Do you have any suggestions? — Jennifer B., Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Jennifer: The first step in choosing a hobby is to make a list of things you enjoy doing. For instance, if you like being outdoors and active, you might take up a hobby along those lines, such as biking, rock climbing, tennis or surfing. If you enjoy online scrapbooking, video editing or creating slideshows, your hobby could even turn into a small business. For example, you could offer to make slideshows from people’s vacation pictures over the summer.
Collecting is a popular hobby that can be fun for many years. Rocks, coins, classic toys, sports cards and autographs are popular things to collect. You can be on the lookout for items like these wherever your family travels. Arts and crafts are popular hobbies with many possibilities. Sewing, painting, jewelry making and woodworking are just a few activities you might try, and they have the added bonus of being thoughtful gifts.
For more ideas, visit 150+ Hobby Ideas Broken Down by Interest and Personality, hobbylark.com/misc/How-to-Choose-a-Hobby.
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