Hobbies abound

Monday, February 16, 2009

I was dating someone a few weeks ago and now we're not dating anymore, so I have more free time than usual. And, I've gone a little crazy with the hobbies.

Hobby #1
Guitar- I bought a guitar and I've been teaching myself how to play. It hasn't been too hard yet, since I read music very well, understand theory, and know how to practice. I'm going to take a group class at a shop down the street from where I live to get me going (but it starts in a month). So far, I can play a G major scale, several chords, and 'Yesterday' by the Beatles.

Hobby #2
Yoga- I don't know if this really counts as a hobby since it's just exercise and I should be doing it no matter what, but the gym at work has some good yoga instructors. I've always liked yoga and I feel so much more energetic when I exercise. I went to a power yoga class that just started up this past week, so only 3 people came. But, it was the best! The teacher was able to give us all individualized instruction, which made me work harder and I was so sore the next day. Bring it on.

Hobby #3
Glass blowing- I friend on mine took a glass blowing class and loved it. Her teacher is taking more students, so I signed up for a 4 week course. It's a small class of about 4 people, but we make something at each class (vase, pumpkin, flower, etc.) It hasn't started yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Hobby #4
Ballroom Dance- I haven't been to class in awhile, but since it's a pay-when-you-come thing, I just go when I can. Eventually, I want to get a more permanent partner and go more frequently.

Just in case you're worried that I'm trying to do too much, I do take breaks when I need to. My roommate just got a Wii for her birthday. We spent all Saturday afternoon playing games. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. We both stood on this pad on the floor and had to run and jump over obstacles on the screen. I spent a little too much time creating my 'Mii' (my character on Wii). My favorite game was Outdoor Adventure and the jump rope, where the game would make a 'splat' sound if you didn't jump in time, and showed your Mii land flat on her face. So funny.


Rachel said...

i am glad you are having some fun linda. I miss you!

regannmom said...

You are SOOOOO cool! Glass blowing, guitar and yoga?!!? Oh, and ballroom (your passion, I know!). You are one well-rounded, cool, talented chick! And having some laughs with the WII. Sounds like you are just keeping yourself on a progressive track, living a full life. I think you rock! Love you! Miss you!

Annjilla (Fernandez) Baillio said...

Have you checked out Etsy.com yet? You could sell your blown glass creations on there if they're unique enough! I sell there at www.stellapearl.etsy.com

the House of Payne said...

This is so much healthier than my reaction to a breakup!

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