Seven Hobbies to Take Up This Summer

by Aleena Islam

Summer’s already halfway over, can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday the days began to get hotter and longer and summer officially began. Even with summer halfway over, there’s still many weeks of sunshine left for you to fully enjoy! Here are hobbies perfect for these summer days.

Photography

I really enjoyed photography when I was younger. I loved taking walks around my neighborhood and snapping some photos of colorful flowers, curious critters, and other beautiful nature objects. Photography is a super fun way to spend these sunny days! It’s as simple as going outside to your backyard and taking some pictures with your phone or any camera you wish! For some extra fun, visit a pretty field, park, or trail!

Woman holding camera
Photo by Marco Xu on Unsplash

Nature Journaling

What exactly is nature journaling? Simply put, it’s going outside into nature and drawing/writing whatever you see! Draw a forest or pond, write some poems about the flowers blooming in your yard. Just express yourself through the drawings and writings you document in your journal! At the end of the summer, you’ll have a journal full of creative drawings and memories to help you remember the wonderful days you had!

Nature Journaling Hobby
Photo by Anna Pritchard on Unsplash

Baking/Cooking

It’s always rewarding when you’re able to present a beautiful and delicious dish to your family and friends! Try your hand at baking or cooking some recipes you’re not familiar with. For some recipe ideas, check out these creative dishes! For some extra summer fun, make some summery desserts such as a strawberry shortcake or homemade ice cream!

Tie-Dying

Tie-dying has become super trendy in recent years! It’s a fun DIY way to spice up some old T-shirts or clothing pieces you might not wear as much. Almost anything can be tie-dyed, including shirts, lounge pants, blankets, scarfs, the choices are endless! Also check out how to bleach tie-dye; this is sure to be a fun summer hobby!

Reading

Reading also used to be one of my favorite pastimes when I was younger. But, as the years went on, I found myself reading less and less. This summer, take some time to sit back, relax, and open a book! Try reading outside on your porch or deck, watching the sun set and enjoying the cool air.

Stack of Books
Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash

Gardening

Once you grow your own tomatoes or peppers, you’ll never be able to go back to store-bought again! Having a mini garden can be some work, but it will all be worth it once you get to try those delicious, home-grown fruits and vegetables.

Apple Orchard Garden
Image by lumix2004 from Pixabay

Painting

Painting isn’t restricted to those with an extraordinary talent for art and creativity. It’s simply about letting go and expressing yourself through art! Pick up some canvases and paints and start working on your one-of-a-kind work of art! Who knows, maybe you’ll end up having a beautiful new painting for your home.

Hopefully you’ve found a new hobby to spend these wonderful summer days! Let us know what other hobbies you enjoy in the comments!


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