Finding new interests can be fun in itself, but often, the greatest benefit is the community that can be built around it. Exploring new interests can expose you to like-minded people who share your passions and values, all in a context that you wouldn’t have considered before. In this blog post, we’ll share some ideas for new interests that can foster connections.
Attend a Painting Class
Painting classes are a great way to unleash some creativity while meeting new people. And, there are many different class options you can choose from, depending on your interest. Some highlight different mediums, and others focus on different subjects: for example, oil paints, watercolor, figure drawing, and landscapes. You can exchange tips, feedback, and inspiration with your fellow painters, and maybe even collaborate on a project or exhibit your work together.
Go to a Death Cafe
Do you enjoy deep, philosophical conversations? If so, a Death Cafe may be the place for you. A Death Cafe is a group discussion where people talk openly and honestly about death and dying. It may sound morbid, but it’s actually a very positive and life-affirming experience that can help you cope with your own mortality and appreciate the preciousness of life. By attending a Death Cafe, you can connect with people who are willing to have deep and meaningful conversations about a topic that is often taboo or avoided in our society. You can also learn from different perspectives and experiences, and support each other in facing a difficult topic.
Pickleball has taken the world by storm in the last couple of years. If you haven’t hopped on the train, now is your chance! The most beautiful thing about Pickleball is its uniting power: regardless of athletic ability, people can have fun playing together.
Pickleball is an easy sport that combines tennis and ping-pong. It’s a great way to stay active and healthy, and it’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels. But it can also be social sport: Pickleball is known for its community and amazing bonding ability. You can play with those you know, join a local club or league, or drop-in at a fitness center near you.
These are just some of the ways that discovering new interests can lead to new connections and community. Of course, there are many more possibilities out there. The key is to be open-minded and curious, and to try new things that interest you or challenge you. You never know who you might meet or what you might learn along the way.
Remember, life is precious. Have fun while you’re at it!