Baby Boomers Need Creative Practical Hobbies
"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked
out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but
lately, I've just become kind of lost... I don't really know what
to do with all the spare time I have, "and there's only so much
golf you can play, you know"? "then he said", "I'd love to do all
of the things you do in your home workshop.
I said to him, well, you know mate it's never too late to
learn, Why don't you come over one day so that I can show you
around my workshop, and give you a few ideas, you'll love it.
I guess if your're retired like Jim, you'll probably
understand what he's talking about.
The baby boomers, i.e. anyone born from the mid 1940s to the
mid 1950s, are now approaching, or have allready opted for early
Retirement presents great changes in lifestyle's, which will
have a profound effect on the way many choose to fill in the lazy
days of retirement.
A hard working company executive generally has little time
during his busy career to find the time to develop or establish
an interest in practical hobby pursuits.
Many prospective retirees dream of the carefree days they'll
spend hitting a golf ball around their favorite golf course, or
sailing their yacht, and not giving a hoot how much time is spent
But not every retiree has the desire or the income to do the
above, some will also want to travel and explore, before settling
into a new lifestyle.
Many just want to catch up on home maintenance projects, or
perhaps take a totally new direction in life, and become involved
in a practical hobby to bring out the hidden carpenter, engineer,
or handy man that's hidden inside a lot of people.
Let's face it, many people, (that may also include you), will
derive much personal enjoyment, working with their hands &
This kind of pleasure work provides an inner sense of total
personal self-fulfilment that few other things can provide.
The challenge and personal reward of creating something from
nothing with your own bare hands, is difficult to describe to
anyone who hasn't done it.
There are thousands of people with hidden talents which
they've never bothered to explore. What about you? Is there a
mechanical genius or practical hobby worker hidden Inside of you,
just waiting to be discovered?
Retirement truly provides the opportunity, time & money to
explore your hidden latent talents, you've now got the time to
explore & develop them further.
A big proportion of blokes (men) love tinkering with
mechanical things, like taking items apart to rebuild &
restore. Some even want to fabricate and build new things from
scratch, whether they chose to work in wood or metal is a
One of the most fascinating old world metal crafts that has
captured many people's imagination is Hobby Metal Casting.
Hobby Metal Casting has gone through a huge worldwide
renaissance. New age practical information & basic technology
coupled with easy to build home equipment and tools, empowers the
hobby metal crafter to explore and create masterpieces in the
To learn more about this rewarding age-old craft, you should
first make a visit to: http://www.myhomefoundry.com
You'll be able to download some free ebooks, subscribe to an
ezine for free, and get a feeling of what hobby metal casting is
all about. You may even find a great way to fill in those idle
days of retirement.
The Home Foundry Australia
Great Info for The Hobby Metal Caster
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