When discussing the autoimmune clusters, I have seemingly overdosed on information for the uninitiated. I am not sorry for that, just hope that you take in the information as you are able. For this post, I am discussing hobbies and their therapeutic effects for those of us who may have trouble doing physically challenging hobbies.
I personally love to scrapbook. I can do this in my pajamas, in my dress, in any outfit. I can do it sitting down. I can pace myself and do what I want to do. I do not set unreasonable goals, like doing a whole album in one weekend. I have done that before, but in scrapbooking, for me at least, it is freestyle. By freestyle I mean that if I want to make some pages up on one subject then switch to another subject, I do that. I do one thing at a time. I do not need to do it all at once. I might trim a picture and then stop. It is up to me. It is empowering to be able to get things accomplished at my own pace. That is why I like to scrapbook.
Another hobby I have is I sew. I should say I used to sew. I found that I would not stop no matter what and because it would be counter productive, I have all but given it up. Sad but true.
I have also made quilts and I crochet. I have tried to knit and despite the best efforts, I am unable to master it. It ends up being an exercise in futility so I gave that up too.
Some may think that is sad, that I have given up things I love to do. I choose to think that if the time comes when I can do them again, I will certainly do them again. The skill is not lost, it is just resting on the shelf for bit.
So, now I would like to ask if anyone out there has a favorite hobby or such that they enjoy doing? If so, would you share it with others so we can see what makes you happiest?