Finding a Hobby as an Adult

Finding a Hobby as an Adult

I recently posted a question on my Instagram Story asking people what their hobbies were. Several people reached out to tell me theirs and a few others said they don’t have one but would like to. This got me thinking… as an adult, finding a hobby can be pretty darn difficult. Between work, trying to balance a social life, a consistent skincare routine and everything else, it can be tough to find the time for a hobby.

However, it’s important to make time for something that makes you happy. We all have bad days or weeks and a hobby can help make those better (for me – sometimes a nap works too but hey, self-care comes in many forms depending on the person and day). I had to do some soul-searching to figure out my hobbies. Check out some of my hobbies below:

Gina’s Hobbies:

  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Blogging
  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Yoga
  • Walking Outdoors

If you are also taking some time for self-reflection and want to try out a new hobby, here are some suggestions:

Ideas for hobbies:

  • Baking/Cooking
  • Volunteering/Activist
  • DIY/Scrapbooking/Painting/Drawing/Photography/Other Art Activity
  • Building Things
  • Crochet/Knitting/Sewing/Jewelry Making
  • Reading/Writing/Blogging
  • Hiking/Camping/Paddle Boarding/Kayaking/Outdoor Activities
  • Growing Plants
  • Wine and Beer Education/Mixology
  • Sports/Fitness Activity
  • Makeup/Beauty/Hair
  • Learning something new/Teaching Others

What’s your favorite hobby? Let me know in the comments!

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Gee Nicolette

Date Ideas

Date Ideas

Whether it’s a date with your significant other, your bestie or mom, I’ve put together some of my favorite date ideas that are sure to be a good time!

Cooking: Take a cooking class together and learn some new skills. If you’re on a budget, find a new recipe online or make some homemade pizzas!

Sweet Treat: Get out of the house and grab a dessert somewhere (even your local fro-yo shop).

Spa: Whether you’re booking a service at your local spa or doing at-home pedicures and face masks, it’s always nice to indulge in a little self-care with a loved one!

Fitness Class: Check your local fitness or yoga studio’s schedule and find a class! It’s always fun to take a class with someone else.

Tasting: From tea to beer or wine, there’s so many tasting events out there! You can even make your own at-home tasting flights. Branch out and try something new!

Movie/Theatre: When’s the last time you went to the movies or went to see a play/musical? If you’re looking for a movie night in, pop to popcorn and pour the wine!

Other date ideas:

  • Farmers market/local fests
  • Art shows/sculpture parks
  • Mini golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum
  • Arcade/bowling/bocce
  • Sports game
  • Laser tag
  • Comedy show
  • Volunteer
  • Picnic
  • Paint/wine event
  • Dance lessons
  • Tour (food tours, boat tours, walking tours etc.)
  • Visit a park or botanical garden
  • Paddle boat, canoe, kayak or stand up paddle boarding

Have fun and happy planning!


Gee Nicolette