I had a bit of a rant on Twitter a while ago, about how some people put you down or make you feel small because your hobbies, interests and what you enjoy doing for fun is different from theirs. Now, I know on a whole, people are generally accepting. In the diverse world we live in, it’s hard not to be but I know from past experience that some people do have something to say about the fact that I don’t enjoy clubbing anymore, nor do I like getting drunk and doing what could be considered “normal” for a young woman of my age to be doing. And unfortunately, I’m probably not the only person to have experienced this.
The same goes for books and genre choices. I don’t and will never understand why people put others down based on their reading choices when it doesn’t effect them in any way what-so-ever what anyone else is reading. Everyone is different and as cliché as it may sound, “If everyone liked the same thing, the world would be an extremely boring place”.
So, to go with this post, I thought I’d share a few that I enjoy or find interesting that you might not be aware of;
1. Formula 1
Since being with my boyfriend who is the biggest Formula 1 fan I have ever known, I’ve really gotten into the sport. Not because he is, I’m not that kinda gal, but because the more I heard about it or the more I saw on the TV or YouTube from what he was watching, the more interested I got. Now, I’m a pretty big fan and will never miss a race!
I haven’t done this in a while, but I find cross-stitching very relaxing and calming and the final outcome, after hours and hours of working on a single picture, is extremely satisfying. I’ve only managed 2 full cross-stitches in my life; one of flowers and the other of a cat in a post box but I’m very proud of them and hope to pick it up again at some point.
I am and always have been completely and utterly fascinated by space, planets, stars and everything about our solar system. I could listen to Professor Brian Cox talk for hours (God knows what he’s talking about but that’s not the point).
I used to be an avid drummer. And whilst I haven’t had lessons nor played on my kit for years, the instrument still holds a special place in my heart and I would never rule it out completely because I’d love to pick it up again one day – even just for fun. I had drum lessons with a private teacher outside of school and they were the best lessons I’ve ever had.
I took the question to Twitter after my little rant and asked my followers, “Name 1 hobby/interest you have that others may not be aware of” and I absolutely loved all the answers I got.
@jackiekabler: Dinosaurs! Instead of some lovely jewellery that is the norm, asked hubby for a dinosaur tooth for 20th wedding anniversary!
@VerbosityRvws: I’m actually really into photography
@book_magpie: I like to do art journaling now and then it’s very relaxing
@kirstysnotebook: Writing 🙂 Not alot of people know about my blog or goals as a writer lol.
@Lindahill50Hill: Actually, apart from my husband, none of my family and friends know I have a book blog!
@Agi_mybookshelf: Dogs breeding 🙂
@skydreamsimi: Baking 🙂
@Blunty_Poet: I’m so cheffy I sometimes make my own bread, hams, bacon (yes, cure it) and even my own smoked paprika.
@Escapismfanatic: I watch a lot of Asian dramas. Namely Japanese and Korean.
@LeahJMoyse: Cross stitch
@LauraBambrey: Crochet 🙂
@BrizzleLass: I play Ingress. It’s an app based game which involves picking a side, walking around and destroying things!
@badgerunicorn: Hmmm… Well, I’m mostly an open book, but people always seem surprised when I say I like Fall Out Boy. Does that count?
@danielriding: knitting, painting, sewing. Xxx
@gilbster1000: may sound odd but blogging for me to. I’ve told almost no one that I know.
@ajcraftybox: i love doing crafts book folding ,cards, jewellery
@lynsey1991: playing detective games on my laptop.
@LizaTaitBailey: cross stitching feminist messages 🙂
@BerryBloomXO: Actually, blogging! Whenever I mention it people get a little wide eyed and are like ‘Really?!’ – so yep, blogging! 🙂
The aim of this post was simple: To embrace people’s differences.