Taking up old hobbies

Recently I have decided to take up an old hobby again. And that hobby is drawing! I used to love drawing when I was younger. My mom would have a sketchbook and pencils with her whenever we went out somewhere, just in case I got bored when we were out shopping or in church. I remember it being the best thing ever whenever my teacher in school scheduled an hour of drawing because I could let my creativity let loose. Every free moment I had I’d spend with my nose in my sketching block.

But then I stopped and I don’t really know why I did, but I had a friend once tell me that I would have been amazing if I had just kept at it. It’s sad that I stopped, really! I guess life just kind of happened and I forgot all about it. I dabbled a little bit into painting and crafting as well, both of which I really enjoy doing too. But there are only 24 hours in a day and combining it with school, work, trying to stay in shape AND maintain somewhat of a social life is tough! So for now I’ll just stick with one hobby at a time.

It feels like a better way of spending the time I have, instead of binge watching shows on Netflix. Not that there is anything wrong with that though! I love me a good movie marathon every once in a while, I think most people do, but to me it feels more productive to improve a skill instead of watching a series for 8 hrs on end.

Holding a pencil again was strangely familiar. I decided to doodle a bit and the rest kind of just happened. I was happy to find out that I don’t completely suck at it, haha! It is a challenge for sure, but honestly, I’m just happy to be taking it back up again.

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A flower I doodled a couple of days ago. Seeing as it has been so long, I am actually pretty proud!

So far, I have found flowers and animals some of the easier things to draw, so that will be my main focus for now. Once I have gotten more used to that I might move onto humans or bigger drawings. My doodles so far have been pretty small. Bigger drawings are challenging because of the proportions.

But drawing is just one of the many things I’d love to get good at. I’d also love to get good at knitting, sewing, embroidering and baking! Unfortunately with the limited time I have, I’ll just have to stick with this for now.. And it’s great! I am SO excited about drawing again.

So many hobbies, so little time… Do you have any hobbies and if you do, what do you like to do? I’d love to hear about it!