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Welcome Wednesday: Do your current interests lead you to try new things?

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I struggled a bit to find the right words for the title of this post, so I'm going to hope that I can do a better job of explaining it.

Many of you will know that I'm a passionate video gamer who streams on Twitch for charity (this is sort of what I'm talking about).  For my birthday not too long ago, I received "The Ultimate Final Fantasy XIV Online Cookbook".

If you know the game, you will know that you can "cook" things in the game, and this cookbook takes those in-game recipes and translates them to real world ingredients and cooking/baking/mixing instructions.

So far, I have only managed to make a couple of the beverages as my wife and I are currently looking at how to substitute the flour in a couple of the bread recipes for gluten free flour.

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I have had a lot of fun making these so far and there are many more that I'm excited to try.  I will admit that I didn't think I would have "fun" cooking, and I've actually started to wonder if I should try my hand at making some other items from other games I don't have real world recipes for by simply following this pattern.

All that being said, my question for you this week, I there a hobby or interest you have that was the spark that got you to try something else that you are now having a lot of fun with or really enjoying?

I'd love to hear all about it in the comments below.

Have a great rest of the week!

4 comments

I feel like you took a really big leap from hobby to hobby! :) 

In trying to answer this question, I really ended up with different threads of things I've liked that have led me to something else and then to something else.. so a series of steps.

For example, I've always hated games that are more based on luck than actual strategy or skill (like Sorry!, where you mostly just roll dice). So, my friend taught me how to play Catan. Because I liked Catan, one of my other friends recommended the computer game, Civilization 6. Now, I spend a couple hundred hours every year playing Civ.

I've also done:

  • Quitting a creative job and needing an outlet -> learning to cook -> attending a weekend "Pizza Camp" ( -> future goal of building my own brick pizza oven when I have a yard!!!)
  • Running -> yoga as cross training/to manage an injury -> now I don't run often but I still do yoga

Related-ish: Would love to get my hands on the Bob's Burgers cookbook!

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

I love it @Samie Kaufman - Your Gal at Gliffy!  I will admit some of these posts are a small insight into the tangled maze going on in my head.  But I love the connections you have listed!

edwin vasquez Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

Happy Wednesday!

I'd love to check out the twitch channel. Link?

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

Happy Wednesday @edwin vasquez!

Sure!  You can find me here.

Summer.Hogan Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

Hi @Jimmy Seddon I have one! I used to play online poker and play with my friends at house parties and then one day I decided to literally "try my hand" at real poker in a casino. Now, I go about 3 times a month and play cash games and tournaments. I even placed 2nd place in a tournament of about 50 people not too long ago. It is so much more fun in person than online! 

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

That's awesome @Summer_Hogan!  I would make the same statement about most sporting events.  I'm not a big fan of watching them on TV but I love going in person!

Great read @Jimmy Seddon ! I was a passionate action sports athlete for many years. Racing motorbikes, downhill skateboarding and pretty much anything else with the indefinite risk of danger. All with a very rebellious and anti-establishment attitude. 

I then had a deep passion & urge to eliminate the barrier to entry to these sports for all the kids out there, which ended up turning into a full software/social media company (now moved on from said company).

So through these sports, and a desire to help the kids out there, I went from disliking establishments to owning one! I fell in love with the startup culture, business development, and now marketing! The young me would never have seen it coming. 

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Sep 07, 2022

That's an awesome story @Sean Manwarring _Izymes_ !  I love that your passion for something spark the desire to help get others involved!

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