My Hobbies

Since I’ve recently started blogging, I should probably tell a little bit about myself. I really never know what to say, so I’m just going to make a list of my hobbies, the things I like/love to do.

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Meditation — I try to meditate everyday. Meditation keeps me calm, relaxed, and focused.

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Books — I love books. I love roaming the library stacks, just looking at the books on the shelves. I’ll just roam the aisles at Barnes & Noble looking at the books, no particular subject, just looking at the books.

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Reading — This is a no-brainer since I love books. I thought I was an avid reader until I saw that there people who read consistently 3-5 books per week. I would read two books per weeks, maybe three, if any of the books I was reading was particularly good and interesting. I’ll read print/e-books and audiobooks.

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Basketball — Pee Wee basketball, high school basketball, college basketball, and NBA basketball. I was watching the NCAA tournament, double overtime game of Kansas State and Xavier while I was in labor with my daughter. She was born just before the end of the game. That’s right I was watching basketball between contractions.

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Football — While growing up, another neighborhood girl and myself would play football with the boys. I was a tomboy growing up. I played with the boys all year long — summer, spring, fall, and winter (yes, even in the snow). It drove my father absolutely crazy, but I loved it.

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Photography — Who doesn’t enjoy an interesting photo? I love all types of photography: nature, objects, people. For my own photography, I’m only a point and shoot photographer, no special lenses or anything like that. I take pictures with my smart phone and my camera. If I find it fascinating, I’ll snap a photo.

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Digital scrapbooking — This is a relatively new hobby that I’ve discovered. When I purchased my new laptop last year, it included Photoshop Elements and a free subscription to video classes for digital scrapbooking. It’s an excellent way to showcase my photos.

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Notebooks — I collect notebooks. I’m always jotting down something: notes, thoughts, song lyrics, mantras, grocery lists, to do lists. Since I don’t like to have just a million pieces of paper everywhere, I’ll always keep a notebook with me.

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Pens — I’m also a pen collector. If I’m going to have notebooks, I need to be able to write in them. Yes, I use pencils, but I prefer pens. You know how they give away pens at different job fairs or vendor fairs? Well, I’m the woman who’s walking away with the pens from the vendors.

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Kindle — Yes, I have an Amazon Kindle Fire HD. I love it and it often travels with me. I used 1st generation Kindle Fire primarily as an ereader. I use my 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD much more. I generally keep my Kindle with me. It holds my books, both audio and e-book. I use it to keep my notes. I play games and listen to music.

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About Camilla

I am a mom, a librarian, and a student.
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3 Responses to My Hobbies

  1. I am a Children’s Librarian that needs to meditate more! I also love love love planners, pens, and stickers πŸ™‚

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    • Camille says:

      I love Children’s Librarians. I’m always bugging them for good reads for my 4 year old daughter. I’m a cataloging librarian in the social sciences so I miss out on a lot of the children’s materials.

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      • I have spent most of my day today ordering picture books. My favorites are: Pete the Cat, Piggie & Elephant by Mo Willems, anything by Salina Yoon, Peter McCarty, Eric Carle, Todd Parr. So many books so little time πŸ™‚

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