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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, February 2nd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have made it a goal to open my horizons.

So my hobbies are

Eating (stress eating, not good)
Boot camp (see above)
Reading - go through a book a week on my Kindle
Walking on local trails

New this year:
Volunteer at Red Cross - helping with formal gala event
Volunteer at Loaves and Fishes - food bank, meal service and school for homeless. My first day is in 2 weeks.
Jewelry making. Currently taking free classes at stores. Beading like a crazy person!
Mosaic art. I have a 4 week course starting this coming week. Looking forward to it.

Unfortunately still have time to dwell on the life I have been thrown. But I am SOOOOO trying to fake it till I make it.

WS: Just a squished bug on the window of my life!
Divorcing, STBXH is engaged/living with OW#3

They have a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one." — Daenerys Targaryen

Posts: 797 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: Must Survive
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Default  Posted: 7:29 AM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am a big hockey fan, so I have season tickets for a local minor league team.

I have started to get back into photography, mostly sports photography.

I read/collect comic books.

Me: BGF - 33
Together 11+ years - not married, no children.
D-Day: 2/9/2010
OC Born: 10/9/2010
Status: He chose OW/OC and left immediately.

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Default  Posted: 11:45 AM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Lately my main hobby has been reading. My library has a huge online collection for Kindle. There are usually waiting lists for popular books so I request a bunch and just read them as they become available.

I bowled in a league for a few years but I am taking some time off from that because the league I was in was expensive and a huge time commitment. I just found a new league that is only $8/week for 8 weeks so I'm considering that.

I keep taking on new hobbies and feeling bad for old ones that I've been neglecting; painting, learning Italian, yoga, running, and hiking.

I would like to learn to crochet, play ice-hockey and home-brew but I'm afraid I'll end up with more neglected hobbies

“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Posts: 3466 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: The Valley of the Sun
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Default  Posted: 11:27 PM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Horses - just connected with a neighbor who as 18 arabians. It's been a long time since I cared for horses, but I go over and groom a horse or two every couple of weeks. The smell is divine.

The smell ~ is a heavenly scent, isn't it? I love everything about my horses. The way they feel, the way they smell, the way they sound. They are amazing.

I have Arabians and 1/2 Arabians crossed with American Saddlebreds. I breed, raise, train & show them. They keep me very busy and very, very happy.

It is what it is, not what we hope it can be.

When another woman takes your husband,
sometimes the best thing you can do for
yourself is to LET HER HAVE the worthless
OC born 2001
Divorced 2003
Remarried 2008 (New Guy)

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Default  Posted: 6:59 PM, February 4th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks all. Sick as a dog today, so maybe next week I'll actually care to figure it out again.

BS(me) 46, Two wonderful teens.
He is no longer my best friend. Repeat until it sticks.

WH says marriage is over: May 15, 2009.
EA#2 July 20, 2009. Legally sep: Aug 16, 2009. DIVORCED!!!! Signed Nov 23, final Dec 24, 2010, adultery listed.

Posts: 5541 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: Canada
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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, February 4th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I like to go o sci fi conventions and dress up in costumes. I spend a lot of time sewing and making costume stuff.

Keep calm and carry on.

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Default  Posted: 8:08 PM, February 4th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I found a new one last summer (@ age 64)....shooting! It is very exciting to learn something new like this. My fiance bought me a S&W Bodyguard 380 then and I shoot it fairly well. But the RECOIL!! Oy vey!

So I'm trying out bigger guns with 9 mm ammo. I tried one today, shouted out "I Love this gun!" once I had made a few shots......then came home and found on the internet that this gun is carried by most of the U.S. military. Gosh, that just makes me feel like such a girly girl.

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer..Albert Camus

***Used to be hit-by-a-train***
Remarried 2/14/14

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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, February 4th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I run, bike, and swim. In a few short years when my kids are in college I have been thinking of working with animal rescue groups and fostering. I have also considered becoming a master gardener through the extension service as I enjoy landscaping. I also have a dream business I'm going to get off the ground someday....

40 somethings - me BW after 20 years
D Day April 2013
Divorced November 2013

Be happy with what you have while you work for what you want - Hellen Keller

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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, February 5th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I dont know if you like to write? But, that's one of the things that I truly love to do. Between reading self help books to writing/journaling about my own journey. I read your story, and it was strikingly like my own. Same year, met her online, and she was abused etc. What I have found when I read back what I have written over the past 5 years, I realize how far I have grown and not in that dark place anymore. Take that cooking class, if you like walking thats another great thing. I have always been an extrovert but have begun to find I enjoy my alone time now. Drawing Im not to good at but I'm trying different things. Probably the biggest most positive thing that got me through the pain and loneliness. Was and still is spending time with my kids.

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Default  Posted: 11:18 AM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Old hobbies that I do and enjoy:

New Hobby after Dday that I picked up and has now become a small business:
Beekeeping. I love it. I studied for almost 2 years before actually getting a hive, now I have about 30. H and I do this together, the kids do as well.
We rescue hives in buildings, and places they shouldn't be, we extract honey, we capture swarms, we make lotions with the beeswax, we build the hives.
There are many aspects to having bees, animal husbandry, science, and skill.

To get started the initial investment is the joining fee for any local club. Then you can start researching, and if it's your thing when you are ready the initial hive start up cost is about $200.00. The first time you get honey from your own hives that you have managed is an amazing thing, and a huge accomplishment.

Sorry to go on, but I have a passion for this.

Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8738 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
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Default  Posted: 12:23 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Me, reading and gym time. Like Sazzy, I'm there five days a week... I like group classes like Zumba, yoga, kickboxing and lately Insanity (which truly is insane ).

I'd love to take cooking classes or join a book club but I haven't been able to find those things in my town so far.

I also clock some time on Candy Crush but I'm not really sure that qualifies as a hobby.

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

Posts: 15417 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Now an AZ girl
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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I work out a lot - yoga, weights, Insanity, walking, and a little running.

I'm trying to get back into reading too.

And, last fall I took a gun safety course and went to the range. I enjoyed that and would like to maybe do more of that in the future.

me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."

Posts: 2601 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: MA
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Default  Posted: 12:51 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Kids and I do Krav Maga. Kids being 13 and 15 that is.

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