I’ve talked before about hobbies, especially in terms of finding things to do once you achieve FI. One of my major interests in woodworking.
Most hobbies or interests, no matter what, have some sort of professional/amateur show, where folks who are interested can gather, take classes, purchase materials, etc. Heck, even the FI community has Camp Mustache, Chataqua, etc. For me, there is a show that travels the country called “the woodworking show” that goes throughout the US. It has about 100 different vendors, runs about 30 different classes, and enables you to be around, talk with, and generally mingle with your woodworking “tribe.”
As you come onto floor. Look at all the vendors!
Vendor selling a wide variety of materials (sanding paper, hand tools, etc.)
Classroom on floor
Wife knitting, while her husband was out having the time of his life. This is how Mrs. 39 Months would pass the time, if she had come.
It was a lot of fun, and I encourage everyone to seek out these sort of events for their particular interest. You will be amazed at how much you learn, and how much fun you will have.
Mr. 39 Months