November 2, 2010 4:38am CST
ok i was thinking about this these past few days, i used to love doing cross stitch, paint, make crafts. in other words, i used to be creative! people used to say i could do wonders with colors. but honestly, i cannot remember what happened, i just stopped these hobbies and till now i have not done any of it for the past 6 years or more. more when i had kids, i haven't touched a single paint or a cross stitch. i have been wanting to start again and re kindle some creative spirit in me. but i do not know where and how to start again... any insights?
2 Nov 10
Yes, I think that is a rather common phenomenon and something that often happens when people get more busy. The same thing happened to me too, but then I simply decided that I have to make time for some hobbies, as life gets pretty boring otherwise, and then I just did it!
3 Nov 10
I think everyone has a creative side but not all of us have the time or opportunity to use it, nurture it, explore it or enjoy it. Good for you that you were able to do things or activities that focus on your creativity years ago. If you want to start doing those things again, I think you just have to find an inspiration or a motivation first. If you have that strong drive or goal, I think it will not be that hard to start doing your hobbies once more. You may have a lesser time alloted to these activities because of your other responsibilities but you'll just need to schedule it properly. Decide what hobbies you would like to start first or continue, those that will really suit in your schedule so it will be attainable. I think finishing a task or work like before will boost your motivation more and maintain your hobbies. It's also good to try doing these things with your kids, of course the safe ones to do. You get to do what you love to do with them, a great bonding time. You also get to help or encourage your children to be creative and let them learn, discover, and experience more things while they enjoy. =)
3 Nov 10
my hobby is listening to music and playing guitar aside from surfing the net. ive noticed im gettin better and better everyday with my guitar playing. i love alternative sounds and it seems i could play almost everything from nirvana, silverchair, heymonday, boys like girls, avril lavigne songs, etc... its really my passion.
• Holiday, Florida
2 Nov 10
just like you. i used to do a lot of hobbies but mostly i did a lot of beading. it was so much fun, as i had a friend to do it with. this was also before i got on the internet. now, i think the internet is my life, stupid, huh? i really wish i could get back into beading. its so nice for gifts for family and i even used to sell some but could never make what i do on the net these days. guess thats the answer for me. try learning native american beadwork and you will never get bored. its a lot of fun.
2 Nov 10
You're describing me. I have this simple cross stitch project of a face which I started November of last year thinking I would give it to a colleague. It is November again and I have not finished it. In other words, I am in the same state as you and I hope you don't mind if I look for tips from your responses.