According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a hobby is a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation. My mother, for instance, has gardening and reading. I like to read, too, but gardening? No. I don’t like being outside. I don’t like bugs and I’m terrible with plants. Inside Second Life, I think my hobbies would be blogging and mischief. Few things make me smile like causing trouble. Not serious, drama filled trouble. Just being a smart ass or class clown, so to speak. That makes it a hobby, right? In real life, I’d say I don’t have a lot of hobbies outside of gaming and Second Life. I really love painting, but I’m not great at it and eventually I get sick of looking at my own work hanging on the walls. Plus, Mr Mayhem, my cat, seems to be quite the art critic. He hates my work and is constantly knocking it off the walls. He destroyed the one painting I had that I genuinely loved.
I know there are several knitters in SL. I wish I could knit, but my hands would never allow for that. I can’t paint anymore and even typing incites a good deal of pain after a while. I’m curious what other hobbies people in SL have outside of Second Life.