As a teenager, I began five successful hobby businesses, just by browsing the shelves at my local MCPL. When I was a teenager, I worked at the library putting books away. One day, I stumbled on a book about breeding cockatiels for fun and profit. I had a pet cockatiel and decided to follow the book’s instructions to buy a mate for her and build a nesting box. That bird laid eggs right away, and my flock of pets grew. For years after that, I raised hand fed baby birds which fetched a premium at the local pet stores.
It's Spring - time for the rain to wash away the old and the new to grow in. It's also a perfect time for you to try something new and exciting!
For me, that meant an impulse buy on a Nintendo DS and a Pokémon game to play on it. Even though I haven't owned my own game system since my SNES when I was a child, I figured- hey, it's a new year, new season, time to try something new!
Most of us have a hobby that helps fill spare time, or that we really plan and devote time to. We do something that is relaxing and enjoyable. Sometimes, it’s something we did it a long time ago and sometimes it’s ongoing.
Over time, I have dabbled with woodworking, model making, paint by number, coins, and running. If you are reading this, reading would probably be one of your enjoyable pastimes. Your library is, hopefully, a good source of ideas and projects for you.
Genealogy research is one of the fastest growing hobbies. Recent digitization efforts seem to have unleashed a firestorm of interest in searching for information about ancestors and have made research much easier, as well. But why do some folks have such a passion for genealogical research? Do you have a family member or friend that is interested in it and you just can’t understand why?