We all have hobbies. If you don’t, you may want to leave now. I believe in personal pastimes as a way of life. It isn’t hard to find something enthralling these days. For me it is Delta Goodrem, the singer, songwriter and actress; Bambi; and the stellar British author, Enid Blyton. Surely you have your own list. I adore fan listings that coincide with my interests. If you aren’t into something exciting, you are missing a lot. There must be something wrong with you! Aren’t we all obsessed with the Internet and spend hours online. In fact, I just found a fan listing dedicated to people who make a profit off hobbies like metal detecting, panning for gold, and even blog writing. That caught my attention. What fun to go out looking for gold with a metal detector from https://www.findingafortune.net/, for example, for fun and at the same time find profit. It could fuel all your other hobbies. If you struck a lode, you could fund your friends’ hobbies, too. I may be getting a big farfetched, but it is a thought rambling around in my head.
I know people who make a living off their hobbies, and I don’t mean panning for gold. Just kidding. They make jewelry, handmade clothing or handbags, sell jams in mason jars, create fabulous candles, scented soaps, or bath oils. You see them at farmer’s markets all the time hawking their wares. They can also bake bread, make soup, cookies and cakes, or crepes (I love those vendors the most). I see them selling the fruit and vegetables from their gardens. I love natural products and frequent these markets when I can. If anyone likes to pan for gold, they would surely keep it for themselves. There is an off chance that they fashion it into jewelry. Gold always fetches a high price. No wonder artisans are sticking with silver. Panning may be the road to another kind of hobby that is lucrative and rewarding.
I can’t sell any of my hobbies, and certainly not my blog. I can give advice on books, movies, music, and some food. This is as far as it goes. Who knows, someday someone may pay for this counsel if I write an e-book. Right now, I am happy to connect with as many readers as I can. I hope we share many passions. Blogs are the best way to find out. Sometimes I think the best part of blog writing is finding fellow travelers. It is encouraging to know you are not alone in the world. Life is all about human relationships and many are based on hobbies. Since this is my topic of the day, I must praise anyone who has found their soul in something other than work. We can get so absorbed by everyday demands, that we miss out on so many joys. It is time to enliven your life with special pastimes and interests. This is what I mean by profiting from your hobbies.
I love to collect things and right now I am into Disney trading pins. No, it didn’t start as a child even though that was the first time I encountered Bambi in the wonderful film. Most of us remember crying our eyes out. Since that time the deer has become an emblem to me and a symbol of childhood freedom and fantasy. This little creature, a naïve denizen of the forest, has become a kind of mystical charm in my life. He is my good luck amulet on a gold chain bracelet. I have personified Bambi and made him my confidant, speaking to him in my pillow at night as a child. I also talked to Thumper and Flower. I became part of an animated dream.
As I grew up, Bambi remained by my side. Now he is everywhere in my life in jewelry, images, on video and more. I like the vibe he creates of childlike wonder, of discovering the world anew everyday as you encounter new situations. I love his relationship with his mother. So, the pins came along time later when the collector bug hit me. Why not my favorite cartoon character? It was a waste keeping them in a box in my drawer even though I would sort through them from time to time. Now they decorate my backpack, the one I take to work. It is not for camping or hiking so my precious pins will not get lost. It is my every day go-to bag for any purpose day or night. The Disney pins are wonderful and colorful on the soft suede bag. The Bambi pins are the most visible as they exist in a fair number. Each one is unique as I find them in antique stores or online. Getting the really old ones is very hard and you pay a hefty price. If it is in good condition, it goes right on the bag. Imagine someone’s business bag covered in Bambi pins. It is an attention grabber!
Pin collecting is very personal. If you don’t want to display your stuff while you’re moving, finding the right business backpack is important. Your pin collection may be travel souvenirs from the countries you have visited. They can be friendship pins given to you by friends. Some people like dogs, cats, owls, or mice. To each his own as they say. Men and women are both collectors in equal numbers. It is by no means a girl thing (although I suppose Bambi is).
I often see cars and truck pins or motorcycles and bicycles. Like me, these people go for the old ones that have real value. It is the process of finding what you want that is exciting. I would never buy a lot of pins all at once. The collection should grow slowly over time. You have to savor each and every find. Besides the fun of the search, it is also most enjoyable to show your array. Hence, the backpack. Try it for your favorite pins.