When I received the box, I noticed it was a bit banged up. Opening it up I noticed some slight damaged with the basket, but I hoped I could fix that up. I then pulled out the pieces to put it together.
After grabbing socket and wrench sets, I was able to build it to the point where I realized I was missing a few vital bolts and screws. Disheartened, I submitted a return to Amazon.
They said they would send another bicycle and I would have to get the defective bike ready for pick-up this morning.
While assembling the bicycle (and disassembling when I had to get it packed for the return) I got a bit energized from engaging in a hobby I hadn’t done in awhile.
Productive Hobbies – Stop Playing Video Games All Day 😛
A hobby is a regular activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure, typically done during one’s leisure time…..Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge and experience.
For some playing video games or sports, doing word puzzles, or creating art or some crafts. My hobbies have changed as I’ve grown older (with the exception of reading – I’ve always loved grabbing a good book).
My current hobbies have been more technically based – either messing around with the computer, tinkering with site design or playing a strategy based video game.
It allows me to relax after a long day. With a toddler ( time has flown!) now, I’m limited a bit on my time spent on hobbies.
Being a personal finance blog for couples, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few possible hobbies that can help you improve your finances.
Some hobbies that provide financial value day to day include:
Gardening: Not simply an old person’s hobby (lol!), gardening can save money as you grow some of your own food.
Cooking: So many people have a love/hate feeling about cooking. I used to see cooking as a necessary chore. As I’ve cooked more and more, I’ve discovered that I enjoy trying new tastes. My husband has gotten into grilling this year and love sit. It’s better for our wallet and our waists.
Home Repairs: Being able to fix things around house is incredibly helpful. Calling a plumber for very basic repair can empty your wallet very quickly.
Woodworking/Metalworking: I have a couple of friends who have the talent of creating items like bookshelves and dining tables by their own hands.
Crafts: I know a family friend who has turned her knitting hobby into a little extra cash. I also know someone with a love of crafting that has creating an incredible shop of plush animals, hair accessories, and more.
Writing: That’s a hobby that became an income stream for me. Writing online and blogging has given me an opportunity to start a small business.
Is this a complete? By no means, but I think these are hobbies that most people can start out with and build from there.
Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..