You'd never think with all these tomatoes to deal with that I'd be in the process of picking up a hobby, but that's exactly what I've gone and done.
Actually, it's more like reviving a hobby. Many years ago I did a lot of crochet. I made doilies and all sorts of cool stuff. Then I put it down, for reasons unknown. I forgot everything about how to crochet except that most instructions for crocheting doilies use different names for stitches than do the instructions for crocheting almost anything else.
I tried to start with projects that I thought would be simple. I used heavy yarn and was working through instructions for making washcloths.
When I allowed myself to understand what the pseudo-words and sketches were trying desperately to tell me, I found to be quite uncomplicated. Now I can sit for ten to fifteen minutes (for example: waiting for the pressure canners to come up to temperature) and get a row or two done on my mini doilies.
So what's the take away? Don't be afraid to try something new. (Or even revive something you left behind years ago.) Most craft hobbies have some sort of hieroglyphics to wade through. Just open your mind and imagine how those unintelligible words or symbols can possibly become a thing of beauty, and soon you will have a new hobby!
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