Hobbies have got to be one of the most important contributors to a healthy life. You gotta be able to switch off, I’m telling you this from experience. I have worked myself sick and ended up in hospital through lack of relaxation.
For me, not taking time out to relax dates back a ridiculously long time now. It’s born out of somewhere positive, it just so happens that all the things I absolutely love doing I have managed to squeeze into my job; art, design, craft, photography, styling, writing… I haven’t left myself much room for hobbies outside of my working world.
Because of that, finding a hobby that wasn’t related to my work has been a mammoth task. I’d thought about picking up my guitar again, but felt it was too much of a commitment to make while I’m still so busy trying to get my business off the ground. Then Uncommon Goods offered to send me something to share with you all and my heart-eyes popped out of my head!
IT IS A PINEAPPLE UKULELE. How does this even exist? This must have been made for me, my love for pineapples being no secret here on my blog (and I don’t know if you can see there are at least three behind my head in the image, below!) and it’s like a miniature guitar! It’s so easy to grab and have a pick at between projects while I’m working and the gentle hawaiian notes immediately relax my tense shoulders. I can play around ten well known tunes, thanks to having a musician boyfriend, and it’s just perfect for me right now as it’s absolutely 100% unrelated to my business.
I’d never explored Uncommon Goods until now, but they have some really unusual gifts for women. Shipping to the UK was a breeze and I was like a kid at Christmas, more interested in the cardboard box than what was inside – beautiful logos and fun packing tape strapped to it’s side. They really are a perfect partner for me here at Onetenzeroseven, donating to charity with every sale they make and supporting independent designers; The ukulele is handmade! I have so enjoyed chatting to them as we’ve worked together too, they’re an absolute gem and I’ll be exploring their personalised gifts for my loved ones this Christmas.
I’ll keep you posted on how I get on.. don’t worry, I’ll remember you all when I’m a famous ukulele player ;)
Do you make time for hobbies? Tell me your most unusual ones! Loves x xx
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