In Need of Time Consumers
First go here and read this wonderful post about television by FrugalGranola…
I responded to her thoughts with this comment: I am currently in an internship in South Africa. I am living across the world from friends and family and now living alone. I turn on my television all the time for sound in the house and for entertainment because I have nothing else to do. I spend my free time at home watching tv, cooking and baking, and reading books. I don’t plan to always have a tv or cable when I have my own family but for now it fills some gaps. If you have any other ideas for how to spend my free time at home (I do leave the house and visit museums, go to concerts, etc too) please let me know. I am looking for other or new hobbies.
And now I leave it up to you folks, dearest readers, to help me out with ideas too.
Because really I spend my time working, cooking/baking-lots and lots of time, effort, energy, and thoughts, reading any novels I can get my hands on, and watching tv or movies.
And please understand, I love reading, I love cooking/baking (though I prefer to do it for others), I love movies and I enjoy working and watching tv. I don’t do these things just because I can-but because I do like all these activities.
But they are not filling all my time. So now I am playing computer card games: solitaire, spider solitaire, freecell, and hearts over and over again. And the boredom, loneliness, etc is not satisfying by any means.
I knew to expect some of this but goodness gracious, I’ve had enough. I do get out and do nice and usually free activities in the area. And I do go to a nice church and have a lovely bible study group. But I need more.
So what do you think? Any hobbies, activities that have struck you as a Jennifer would love this! sort of time spender? What do you do for fun, in your free time, for yourself/for others, etc, etc, etc?
Notes: I am only here for 2.5 more months. I cannot garden (though I would love to do so one day). I am not naturally crafty and really have no interest in needlepoint or scrapbooking to name a few. Those are enough direction pointers for now, I hope.