Wednesday 14 January 2015

ON: Realising You Don't Have A Hobby

Yep, I had that realisation the other day. Ed and I were sat waiting for a bus, talking about our friends, and the interesting hobbies they all have. It was at this point that we realised that I don't really have one. 

I mean, I obviously have this; BF&L, but it's fair to say I haven't been too committed to it recently. And I like photography, but I always find myself reaching for my iPhone rather than my DSLR... I can longboard, but I wouldn't call that a hobby of mine as I literally just go from one place to another on it. I don't excel at any sports, and the ab challenge is hardly a hobby. Can Netflix be considered a hobby?

Obviously I can't write 'food' in the personal interests section of my UCAS application, so I think I'm going to have to set myself the challenge of finding a 'proper' hobby. So if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.



  1. Blogging is definitely a hobby!!! Also, the camera doesn't matter, if you enjoy taking pics then photography is still one too :)

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  2. Blogging is a hobby :) even if you are more sporadic with it at the moment. Some people have lots of little interests, and that's just as great as being intensely interested in one thing. Or you just haven't found the right hobby yet and there's nothing wrong with that! It's cool to dabble in and out of different things, I dabble with skateboarding too haha. I don't know what to suggest, just keep hunting out things. Food is deffo a hobby and an interest that can be shared! xo
    amber love

  3. I definitely need a 'proper' hobby too! I never know what to say when people ask me 'what I do in my spare time' but photography is a good hobby! x

  4. Hmm.. there's plenty of things that can be hobbies. Blogging is definitely a hobby, and in some cases it is a hobby of hobbies!
    Anyhow, there's scrapbooking, art journaling, reading, diy crafts, any type of musical intrument, cooking and baking are interesting hobbies...The list goes on. Gardening...adventuring...I'm serious here!

    I'm sure you'll find something! Just try as many different things as possible and see what you really like that fills you with joy!

  5. Going to the cinema, eating out, listening to music, reading books and going to gigs are all hobbies! You don't need to have an award recognising how good you are or how regularly you do it, if you like it and do it every now and again then it's still a hobby :) x

    Emily -

  6. does vegetating while watching Netflix count as a hobby...? haha if so that's my fave one!

    I'd say blogging was a hobby though, I don't do anything else other than blog and I think it would be a fab thing to add into a uni application because I think it's quite unique!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  7. I would definitely mention blogging as a hobby. It combines so many hobbies in one such as photography, reading, writing and even a little bit of design when it comes to creating your blog layout. I think it would look great on a uni application.

  8. Aw I’m sure you will find a hobby or two. Heres a few suggestions film knowledge, reading, traveling, shopping, scrapbooking, card making, drawing, walking, eating out, beauty and fashion etc. Best wishes!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  9. Oh god I feel like this ALL the time - I would definitely consider Netflix being a hobby and if it is, I'm pretty darn good at it. I love longboarding and definitely consider it a hobby, especially in the summer. xx


  10. I always find it weird when people say they don't have a hobby because it gets me wondering what they actually do with their spare time. I guess also because I started cross stitching when I was 5 so while it's a hobby it's second nature. But as for hobbies - reading, baking/cooking, art, walking, sight seeing, crafting, watching films, visiting museums/art galleries.