Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 16: Hobbies and Interests

In an effort to inject some positivity into my daily mindset and the online world I have created a Daily Gratitude Challenge and I am inviting everyone to participate. If you have missed my introductory post that explains the challenge and maps out the daily post schedule, visit here.

Daily Gratitude Challenge Hobbies and Interests

Day 16 of the Daily Gratitude Challenge focuses on hobbies and interests. Whether it is going for a run, indulging your creative side with painting or writing or building up a collection of things you find interesting, hobbies provide an outlet for stress and offer new challenges away from the workplace. This is an opportunity to look at your hobbies and interests in more detail – what makes you grateful for them?

Hobbies and Interests that I Am Grateful For

What hobbies and interests are you grateful for

Anyone who has followed the blog for the last few years will be aware of my Bullet Journal obsession. I first discovered the concept after stumbling across a YouTube video from Amanda Rach Lee – her March 2017 design caught my eye and I spent several hours working through numerous tutorials. I bought a notebook and some pens, and started making notes. My Bullet Journal is now an integral part of my daily life – I use it for keeping track of stats, daily tasks, client work and setting monthly goals, as well as a way of de-stressing by doodling and creating ideas for new designs, and as a way of recording moments and memories throughout the year.

Blogging. This could be considered a job rather than a hobby as I earn different streams of income from it, but blogging is the one thing that I have never truly become bored of. If tomorrow I were to win a large amount of money, I would still continue to blog. I love everything about it – it has literally changed almost every aspect of my life for the better.

Theatre and Shows. I’ve been lucky to see a number of shows, and this has become a regular activity over the last few years. I love the atmosphere in a theatre, particularly before a big production, and my favourites are big musical productions like RENT and Rock of Ages, Kinky Boots (which we saw on Broadway), Rocky Horror Show (although I’ve still yet to dress up) and The Colour Purple (I cried in the theatre, in the taxi on the way home and then when we walked into the house). I also adored La Voix’s cabaret, laughed hysterically at Peter Pan Goes Wrong and desperately wanted to join in when watching Stomp.

What about you guys? What hobbies and interests are you grateful for?

 

For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 1: It’s the Little Things task, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 2: It’s All About You task, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 3: Moments and Memories, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 4: The Greatest Advice I’ve Ever Received, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 5: Who Are You Most Grateful For, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 6: Challenges You Have Overcome, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 7: Travel Experiences, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 8: Favourite Books, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 9: The Future, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 10: Traditions and Events, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 11: Here and Now, visit here

For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 12: Greatest Gifts, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 13: Luxuries, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 14: Songs and Music, visit here
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 15: Work

Want to participate in the Daily Gratitude Challenge?

There are lots of ways in which you can participate in the Daily Gratitude Challenge:

  • Write a blog post about the advice that you are most grateful for and share it in the comment section below.
  • Share your posts in my daily link-ups on my Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #DailyGratitudeChallenge.
  • Share your images for the topic of the day on Instagram, tag my Instagram account (@suzie81speaks) and use the hashtag #DailyGratitudeChallenge and I will share as many as I can on my Instagram stories.
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28 thoughts on “Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 16: Hobbies and Interests

  1. Pingback: Daily Gratitude Challenge Day #16: Hobbies and Interests #DailyGratitudeChallenge | Author, Kim Knight

  2. Done I quick post! I’ll be back tomorrow and see if I can see what’s next. Thanks for doing this.
    kimknightauthor.com/2020/07/16/daily-gratitude-challenge-day-16-hobbies-and-interests-dailygratitudechallenge/

  3. Wow. I have always wanted to watch shows. I have only watched a couple of them and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am gonna start doing it once we are out of this.
    I am grateful for blogging, hiking and reading.

  4. I am grateful for woodworking. Back in my late twenties, I started taking adult classes to learn how to make wood furniture and renovate the houses I’ve lived in.

    Working with table saws, routers, and other cutting and shaping tools gets your mind off of everything because if you don’t, you might cut off a finger or two.

    I have installed all the hardwood floors in the fixer-upper I bought back in 2016. I build an entertainment cabinet center in the family room that goes from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. When I bought the place, the back fence had already fallen down. I replaced and rebuilt that, too.

    While building the entertainment system, I learned the hard way to remember when I’m on a ladder. I was up near the ceiling when I ran out of the decking screws I was using so I took a step toward the garage to get more and dropped six feet to the floor. It happened so fast, I only remember rolling into a ball and hitting the floor on my side using my legs and arms like springs. No witnesses, so no embarrassment. Cussed me out for being so stupid. No damage, so I was back to work muttering to myself to not forget that I was on that ladder again,.

    Right now, I’m building a bunk bed with one end that will help hold up the top bunk, a twin bed, and that will be a cabinet with drawers, shelves, and a closet area.

      • Maybe five to seven days away from finishing the cabinet end of the bunk bed, the most complicated part of the project. The cabinet is being built in sections, sort of cabinets inside cabinets, four of them, that are held in place with magnets and slide in on rails. That way I can pull those sections out and move the main part around easier.

        Thanks for asking.

      • The following link (at the end of this comment) leads to my blog post about the renovations I’m doing to the house I bought back in 2016. The first before-and-after photos show the garage before I cleaned it up and installed the shelving. I didn’t want floor-to-ceiling shelves so I basically hung two shelves against the walls from the ceiling.

        Photos #4 and #5 reveals the family room before I built the wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling cabinets (where I forgot I was on that ladder). In the before photo, you will see the fireplace and the pergo flooring I tore out. In the after photo, the fireplace is gone and has been replaced with the entertainment unit cabinets and solid oak, cherry-stained tongue and groove, solid hardwood flooring.

        After that, there are a series of photos in the backyard showing what it looked like before I moved in and the steps it took to build the new back fence. The area where I live gets a lot of gusty winds and the previous fence rotted out and blew away.

        To make the new fence windproof, I dug a footing (12,000 pounds of concrete went into it) and installed metal posts two-feet deep each with about 200 pounds of concrete holding them in place. The last photo shows the final fence framed in redwood, and the metal posts have also been boxed in redwood.

        On the other side of that fence is a cattle ranch. You will see some of the cattle grazing.

        Since then, I have added fruit trees (fig, nectarine, apple, lemon, orange), and planters where I grow tomatoes and strawberries in the summers.

        The only help I had for all that work was a friend who came over to help me hang about half of the drywall in the garage. I did all the rest by myself.

        https://lloydlofthouse.org/2017/06/16/the-renovation/

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