With so many commenters mentioning that they’re doing NaNoWriMo right now (you go, ladies!), I thought a fun discussion for today might be this: What hobbies do you have on your bucket list? As in, “Right now I don’t have time — but ONE day I’d really like to ____ for fun.”
For me, writing a novel is definitely one of my top bucket list hobbies. I kind of have already, if the one I wrote in 6th grade and “finished” with a super-short summary chapter wrapping everything up counts. But I’d love to write a novel as an adult. Nothing too literary, just fun — reach goals for me would be brain candy books like Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (a rewriting of Pride & Prejudice) or The Hating Game or any of Sophie Kinsella’s novels. (Pro tip for those of you trying to edit a novel: The software Scrivener is amazing for trying to deal with a huge quantity of text, particularly moving chunks of it around. I also like to believe it’s how all James Patterson novels get written.)
Other bucket list hobbies of mine that may seem a bit bizarre: growing olives, doing Pilates reformer classes really regularly, learning photography really well, learning another language, writing a movie script, and I don’t know if it counts as a “hobby” or not, but to get really involved at a small level of local government or with a charity (here’s our older advice on how to get on a nonprofit board, as well as our roundup of resources for women running for office).
How about you guys: What’s on your bucket list as far as hobbies are concerned? What’s your TOP bucket list hobby?