If you think that you are of the geeky persuasion, there are no doubt several things you will do which your friends and family consider to be wholly and utterly geeky. Hobbies and activities are fun and they allow us to drop any pretenses we might have at work or with people we need to impress. If you are looking for something which allows you to relax into your geeky self fully, here are some of the things you could try to do.
Get a Complicated Hobby
An overly complicated hobby which only you understand? Sounds perfectly nerdy and it might be just the thing you need if you want to spend some time on your own. These sorts of hobbies are often best indulged by yourself and can be great escapes if you class yourself as more of an introvert.
They also tend to require very little in the way of tech. For example, if you wanted to dabble in PCB design, all you would need is your computer and a download of Altium, the best piece of PCB design software on the market today. You can then spend as much as time you want to indulge in this fun hobby.
Want to lose yourself in a fantasy world? Role-playing games might be the distraction you are searching for. Dungeons and Dragons have had a massive boom in popularity since the release of the 5th edition of the handbooks in 2014. If you want to live out your frustrations about the modern world by pretending to be a dwarf or an elf on an amazing adventure, then you can probably find a group close to you or you could join in with a game through one of the many sites used to connect online players.
Why not go one step further & look in-to LARP groups near you? LARPing, or Live Action Roleplay, allows you to dress up as your characters and fight out battles and quests right there with other players. See what opportunities await you now!
Learn a Fantasy Language
Many people like to exercise their minds by learning a new language, and there are even language courses to help you pick up things from popular culture. Whether you want to learn Star Trek’s Klingon, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sindarin, or George R.R. Martin’s Dothraki or High Valyrian, you can find courses online which can teach you the full complexities of these languages.
You can even find them on popular language apps like Duolingo, making it easier than ever to indulge in a love of the fantasy realms you know so well. Get started with your language lessons now; it is easier than you think to find something you might love.
These are just some of the geeky hobbies you can enjoy. They allow you to submerge yourself into a geeky world fully and can teach you new skills and new things about yourself. If you are on the hunt for something fun to do with your spare, you should take a look at one of these activities and give them a go as soon as you can.
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