After spending April in purgatory, I decided to get my life going again and pick up some new hobbies and skills this month. My way of working around my anxious phases has been to just be lazy and watch re-runs of favourite shows. But this time I want to try keeping myself extremely busy and see how that works with my anxiety. I wanted to pick up some fun and useful skills/hobbies that would be helpful in the long run – helpful to me and hopefully, helpful to the planet as well. (Read about my sustainability journey here.)
So what hobbies and skills?
I’ve been meaning to get a compost bin for a while and so this month, I finally started on my composting journey. (Why composting? Because our wet waste ends up decomposing anaerobically, meaning without access to oxygen, in landfills which leads to them emitting greenhouse gases.) I’m excited to see how this turns out. I’ve got 2 compost bins and a terrace garden filled with plants waiting for the compost. I’ll give an update on the compost situation in a post in July.
I got a cycle!!!! I’ve been planning for the last few months to cycle to work every day. I’m not sure how feasible it is since Delhi is burning up and the traffic situation is bad. But I’m going to practice cycling (in traffic) over the next few months and hopefully start cycling to work in the winter months.
MAKING MACRAME PRODUCTS
Ok, ok – I know the earrings aren’t wow – but I love them! These were the first macrame earrings I tried and it was so much fun. I upcycled an old pair of hoops too (photo below) just to jazz them up enough to want to wear them and I love how they turned out. I’ve just started with basics right now but hope to level up and make prettier things soon.
These are the hobbies/skills that I picked up this month. I also want to learn how to crochet and sew! I’ll pick those up a few months down the line. What are some hobbies/skills that you are learning or want to learn?
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