Take a moment and think about your life. Have you achieved everything you have hoped? I took some time today and asked some of my loved ones, “if you could learn to do anything, hobby or otherwise, what would it be?”
This question stemmed from pure curiosity as to what dreams my loved ones may have. One of the answers was learn a new language. I’m sure this would be the answer from many of you out there. Not only is it a valuable skill to have when applying for jobs and while traveling, but it will also unlock doors you may have never thought possible. You will be able to communicate with an entirely new audience. Foreign films will become enjoyable to you because you won’t have to waste your time reading subtitles. A vast new world of music will be able to speak to you in ways you had never expected. So many rewards come from dedicating a small amount of your time to learning this new language.
For many of you, I’m sure blogging was, at one point or another, a hobby you had wished you could learn. For me, it was a spur of the moment decision, but one I will never regret. It has allowed me to express my thoughts and find my voice. You all have encouraged me so greatly on this journey.
Though this question stemmed from curiosity, there was a specific reason I asked it. In this age of technology, many of us forget to dedicate time to those we love, away from distractions. At meals, many of us are constantly on our phones, sometimes to the point that not a single word is said. My goal in asking this question was to find a hobby that I could enjoy with my loved ones, something we could do together. It is very difficult to first find the bravery to try something new, but it is even harder to then attempt to develop a skill on your own. I would always rather struggle with someone else, and be able to laugh at the situation than be struggling in my own mind trying to figure out what is going wrong.
If you are wondering, the hobbies I would really love to learn are Photoshop, Calligraphy, and Crocheting. I will be attempting to learn calligraphy with my mom and Photoshop with my boyfriend, Prestin. I haven’t had the chance to ask my dad what he would love to learn to do, so I will update soon. As these skills progress, I will post updates on here for you all.
Now I ask you, dear followers, if you could learn to do anything, hobby or otherwise, what would it be?