National hobby month

January is National Hobby Month!

Psychology Today has listed reasons on as to why it is a good thing to have a hobby. Some of their reasons are hobbies help structure your time, promote flow, foster new social connections, they make you interesting, help you cope with stress, and they benefit all other aspects of your life.

Hobbies are like finger prints; everyone has different ones. According to some of the top ten most popular hobbies in the world are:

  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Fishing
  • Crafts
  • Television
  • Bird Watching
  • Collecting
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Video Games

The people around Cherokee High School have opened up about their hobbies that they do outside of school. I asked a few of my classmates, friends, and teachers what their hobbies are, here are their responses:

Mrs. Teasley

Hobbies: Thrifting and making videos.

She says: “I love treasure hunting! I hit up the same thrift store a few times a month to get props for the stories we read in class. I also love finding designer clothes and upcycling things like vintage furniture and other finds (a lot of it is in my classroom).”

Maddie LoRae

Hobbies: Painting and photography

She says: “It’s like therapy, a way to escape from reality and create your own things.”

Olivia Clark

Hobbies: painting and reading

She says: “Reading makes me feel happier and I really get engrossed in the story, I paint to get my mind off of things and it helps me express what I’m feeling in the moment.”

Kayla Pimpleton

Hobby: watching sports

She says: “My hobby is watching sports because I grew up watching ESPN with my dad every night. It is still something we enjoy doing today.”

Alek Pace

Hobbies: playing soccer and watching YouTube

She says: “I enjoy playing soccer because it is something that I’ve been doing for years that I really enjoy.”

Kelsey Holt

Hobbies: hanging out with friends and watching Hulu

She says: “I do these hobbies because I get bored at home so I make plans with my friends or just stay home and watch a movie.”

Parker Modica

Hobby: playing softball

She says: “Softball is my favorite hobby because it lets out all frustration and helps all of my problems go away.”

Nyasia Butler

Hobby: dancing

She says: “My favorite hobby is dancing because its one of my talents and my passion. the definition of dancing to me are the few lyrics from Lemonade mouth that are ” Let the music groove you, Let the melody move you, Feel the beat and just let go, Get the rhythm into your soul, Let the music take you, Anywhere it wants to.”

Mallory Sheppard

Hobbies: playing golf, journaling, painting, and photography

She says: “All of my hobbies help me feel stress-free, I have no worries at the time I’m doing these hobbies, there is nothing in the world bothering me.”

Do you have any hobbies? Tell us about them!

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