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Hi there everybody! Just your friendly resident essay-writer here and looking to discuss something fun and light-hearted while I'm bashing my head against a wall as I finalise our AOS paperwork.

 

I wanted to start a discussion about (you guessed it) hobbies you may have, or hobbies you developed from your time in the US and during the long wait times!

 

At the moment, I am exercising almost every day, and I go on scenic walks up and down the trail which sits right near our apartment complex. I struggle to write poetry and some short fiction, with which I have to give myself deadlines to even get any results. I've recently discovered a love of casual photography from going on walks and exploring the area (it's honestly so pretty in Olympia!!). True to Washington State's unpredictable weather, I've picked up on my gaming a lot while being here also! And I'm an avid nature lover, so my husband has been periodically driving me about to a lot of the nice walks, trails and nature reserves (this week we're headed out to a zoo).

 

For any long-term AOS fellows, I'd love to hear about what you did to while away the time!

 

In spite of being somewhat inactive (I've worked almost non-stop since I turned 16, so not working is odd!), I'm really loving the place where I've moved to and the life I'm building here! I've been considering picking up on some other hobbies like scrap-booking, calligraphy... some relaxing activities to unwind after spending long periods of time job hunting and tending to AOS stuff.

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2 hours ago, AmyOlivia said:

Hi there everybody! Just your friendly resident essay-writer here and looking to discuss something fun and light-hearted while I'm bashing my head against a wall as I finalise our AOS paperwork.

 

I wanted to start a discussion about (you guessed it) hobbies you may have, or hobbies you developed from your time in the US and during the long wait times!

 

At the moment, I am exercising almost every day, and I go on scenic walks up and down the trail which sits right near our apartment complex. I struggle to write poetry and some short fiction, with which I have to give myself deadlines to even get any results. I've recently discovered a love of casual photography from going on walks and exploring the area (it's honestly so pretty in Olympia!!). True to Washington State's unpredictable weather, I've picked up on my gaming a lot while being here also! And I'm an avid nature lover, so my husband has been periodically driving me about to a lot of the nice walks, trails and nature reserves (this week we're headed out to a zoo).

 

For any long-term AOS fellows, I'd love to hear about what you did to while away the time!

 

In spite of being somewhat inactive (I've worked almost non-stop since I turned 16, so not working is odd!), I'm really loving the place where I've moved to and the life I'm building here! I've been considering picking up on some other hobbies like scrap-booking, calligraphy... some relaxing activities to unwind after spending long periods of time job hunting and tending to AOS stuff.

Glad you're enjoying Oly so far!  Have you been out to the Evergreen State College campus?  It is beautiful.  It sits on 1000 acres of 2nd growth forest. You can hike down to the beach, and there is an organic farm.  Back in my day, Nirvana played live in A-Dorm.  Good times!

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15 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

Glad you're enjoying Oly so far!  Have you been out to the Evergreen State College campus?  It is beautiful.  It sits on 1000 acres of 2nd growth forest. You can hike down to the beach, and there is an organic farm.  Back in my day, Nirvana played live in A-Dorm.  Good times!

My husband took me out there a couple of years ago when I visited, yes! It's absolutely stunning. We should really head back sometime soon!

 

We're also planning to head up to Mt. Rainier in the next couple of weeks as a treat for submitting our AOS! Very excited about that.

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Just now, AmyOlivia said:

My husband took me out there a couple of years ago when I visited, yes! It's absolutely stunning. We should really head back sometime soon!

 

We're also planning to head up to Mt. Rainier in the next couple of weeks as a treat for submitting our AOS! Very excited about that.

Nice!  Also, the Mt. St Helens National Monument is another great day trip from Oly.  

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On 7/2/2019 at 12:38 PM, AmyOlivia said:

My husband took me out there a couple of years ago when I visited, yes! It's absolutely stunning. We should really head back sometime soon!

 

We're also planning to head up to Mt. Rainier in the next couple of weeks as a treat for submitting our AOS! Very excited about that.

We love Mt Rainier! If you’re thinking of making a stay of it, I highly recommend the Deep Forest Cabins to stay. Have you been into the Olympic national park yet? 

 

I have started a new hobby since I moved here - hot tubbing. We have a wonderful Hot Spot Rhythm tub just off the deck and I’m in it twice a day. Wonderful. 

 

I also find that volunteering is a big thing here. Later this month we are spending the weekend volunteering with the local library to help move everything into new premises. On July 5 we intended to volunteer with the beach clean up

after the fireworks from the 4th but we overslept! They collected 120 tons of debris. 


 

 

 

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The only hobbie I got into since filing AOS, is coming in here to share our experience, help if we can and read what others have been through during this immigration journey.

I was able to preserve my old hobbies, but unfortunately, one thing I have been unable to keep with, is walking to places; I wish streets were more pedestrian friendly. 

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