I was recently thinking about my interests and hobbies and how much they are present in my life at the moment. When I was younger, basically all my time was spent on hobbies. Now, as an adult, my free time is much more valuable and therefore I look forward to doing things I love. Have you ever met people, whereby their hobbies were basically putting them into debt? I have! For example; I know a few guys who really love paintballing. Being unaware myself of paintball, I thought you could go, pay $15 and have a good time. Well I quickly found out that you had to buy equipment, guns, the paint, and the memberships….all of which was like $700. I guess I can’t pass any judgement, but I would rather spend my free time stress free, without worrying about money. Of course, there are some people who can easily afford this, and that is great, but in my opinion if you have to pay for your hobbies on your credit card, there is an issue.
My hobbies may be plain, but it’s what I enjoy:
As you can see these are some of my hobbies. The list is pretty basic, but it really keeps me in touch with myself, my loved ones, and allows me to really enjoy something extravagant when it happens. For example: Giuliano and I just recently went to Montreal. to some…it might seem small, boring, redundant. But to us, it was just nice to get away, to a new city, and since we don’t usually do stuff like that very often it provides more satisfaction.
Having reasonable expectations and goals allows me the ability to save ($) more than expected. If I constantly wanted something more, better, bigger, I wouldn’t have the sense of financial independence I have at such a young age.