Hobbies are important. We all experience them differently at various stages of our lives. My hobby, my love, some would say my raison d’être, is model railroading.
What is yours? Whatever our pastimes are, I think the growth in enjoying our pastimes is about the same. See if you like. If you haven’t, tell me why?
More lemons from the County Chronicle
When we’re young, we try to see what’s going on. We don’t think whether he likes it or not, we try and learn just to use and develop our imagination and mental creativity, through whatever interests we have at the time.
At this time, too, many of us learn to do something with our hands. The time has come for manual building techniques. It is not a question that we look for many different hobbies, but there will probably be something one, probably a hobby, we find and seem to be drawn to above all. We found what I call our “first love”.
Real life comes to us a little older. Education, perhaps the military, a career, a wife and kids, arrive and interrupt our entertainment.
But our “First Love” never really leaves our mind. For sometimes it can come back in surprising ways and overwhelms.
I don’t really have time for hobbies, so we brush off the thought because life is too full of other things, bigger for us to do.
The middle age calls “all hobbyists killed.” The kids are out of the house and hoping for a paycheck. Security is as stable as the life of your home and finances.
Now, here’s where that “first love” can really come roaring into your life. It can start with a subscription to a hobby magazine or internet research. Maybe you see a post on Facebook that sparks your interest and you get in touch with a fellow hobbyist and start talking.
But it happens, at this time many of us return to our childhood “first love” hobby and in some cases try to acquire or build everything that we always loved but could not have when we were younger.
This is also the time when your bride starts to wonder about how much time and money you spend on your new love! It is not with you in some stages before the hobby. Oh my, if only he knew what was ahead, so that he could learn.
This is the time when Nancy, my wife, taught us that when we leave your house that you are thinking of buying – we come from the lot – first check the room for a model railroad space suitable before you see the kitchen, bathroom, etc.
The former parts are more important in the selection of the house, don’t you agree?
Leisure This is the curvy hobby period of your “first love.” There is also a time when having your loved one can be what fills the time you were working. There is also something to do when your wife has something else to do with her bridge, etc., girls’ parties, or just wants some alone time, like you left before.
Which, by the way, is why we have built a unique model railroad in our property. Get up, get my coffee and go get me out of his way. She refers to my building as the best money we ever spent. (His house is more important in the hunting job.).
Your hobby can really become the most fulfilling part of your rest, and provide you with an outlet for both mind and body and stimulation that can help replace the feelings of accomplishment, success, and yes, friendship, you’ve had all your working life.
For me, my “first love” is the steel village model. I have found this out a little later by learning to crawl and crawling through all the previous times in my life.
And you? What is the familiar sound? I am 84 years young. I am young, because my hobby demands it from me, it does not demand it.
My life now revolves around writing “New Tracks” articles for two railroading publications, a weekly one, usually a two-hour, “New Tracks” Zoom show every Wednesday evening at 7 pm and another Zoom show every second Thursday before 7 in the afternoon; It’s called “modeling lifestyle” and they make models of anything I want to see added to my model railroad.
Frankly, I don’t have time to think about the old man, or that my knee hurts more… I was busy and I liked too much fun.
Scholarship and more
It’s not quite clear to me that he just stopped writing monthly articles for the Chronicle. I hope you enjoy reading them. The reason I’m writing this is because of local comments, and in the event of a visit to my home, because of a recent article the Chronicle published about me and my model of railroad training for high school graduates who want to continue in STEAM. program at an accredited college, university or technical school.
Visit my website newtracksmodeling.com/scholarshipaccurate information about learning. We have already received one application from a young model in Citroën County.
I certainly like it more. Applications are due July 1. Please help get the word out so that possible applicants know.
In my future articles I will discuss what I doubt about the successful formulation. There is, I believe, no more daring than to be able to build a model of something and at some point, when it is finished, look back at it and say, “Yes, I built it.”
I will also cover the “art” of pretending and the importance of lying. I believe the greatest honor you can give to someone is to ask for their help, and the greatest gift you can receive from someone is to ask for help. That bond is really something special for both participants. that is mentoring.
Then there are all my stories, even one of the fears I felt when I entered the first sample in the first contest and placed in the first round. I will share more stories, some funny, some weird. I hope some of you would be happy to share your favorite stories with us.
Finally, I want to hear from you, not need. Do you want to like my articles, do you hate my articles, do you want to ask a question, do you want to share your hobby experiences, do you want me to write about something that I have not covered, or just say hello? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.