One theme that I have been hearing again and again is that new hobbies are on the uptick since the pandemic started. I have felt a little left behind with this trend… until now!
But first let’s talk about what many have found to do before I share my new adventure!
Puzzles have always been a great pastime but they have seen a big uptick in sales since the pandemic. People have more time at home and what better way to pass the time then a new puzzle!
I’ve even heard that a puzzle trading system has started so that people can keep working on new puzzles without stockpiling a bunch of puzzles they may or may not do again! What a great idea!
Learning a new instrument has also been a pretty popular new trend with this pandemic. Let’s face it, the time to practice is there and it’s always fun to learn a new skill!
Personally, I’ve played a few instruments already in my lifetime so this one didn’t hold that much of a draw for me.
A lot of people have taken the extra time to learn new languages. This not only is a way to become more culturally diverse but also can be a great skill potentially in the job market. I applaud those that have endeavored and succeeded in learning a new language this past year!
Finally, this is where I come in. First, I tried to resume my counted cross-stitch skills but found that my eye sight and concentration levels just weren’t there anymore.
Then I found diamond art work. I can’t tell you too much about it yet as my first project hasn’t arrived yet but I have seen some of this artwork and the sparkle on these pictures brings them to life! It’s similar to paint by number, in a sense, as the pattern is there for you but it’s up to you to put the diamond (not real diamonds!) beads in the right spot to form a colorful and sparkly picture. Wish me luck!
What Directions Has This Pandemic Led You In?
New crafts? Languages? Puzzles? Past times? Where has your heart and extra time led you?