Originally Posted by Sarah in SC
I tend to find things to do through serendipity, waiting for something to come along kinda like Don describes.
I think us all being big readers has a lot to do with it--whenever I come across an interesting review of a book, I try to reserve it from the library right away.
Hobbies/activities are often random for me too, some just follow from earlier pursuits. I am moderately knowledgeable on wine (and enjoy in moderation) but I've never liked beer much. But I decided last Fall that maybe I needed to learn more about all the different styles, if for no other reason than to be able to order craft beers I'd like in restaurants. I read books, bought very possible style to sample, and learned a lot. Still don't care for beer, but I learned a lot and know all the styles now, and what I "like" (malty, low ABU beers, like wheat beers) and don't (IPAs & hop monsters).
I've had a bucket list since I was about 30. Just over 70 complete, with about 50 yet to be ticked off - many of these are hobbies/activities. I can think of things I want to try faster than I can complete them all!
And the library book note made me laugh, I do the same thing. I probably forgot to read books of interest in the past, but with my iPad that doesn't happen anymore. Whenever I stumble on a book I want to read, I request it at the library. If it's not available, I download a (free) sample of the book in iBooks to remind me. It stays there until I find the book. 'Ain't technology grand.'