The Lyric Staff’s Favorite Hobbies – Fall 2020

Looking for a new hobby to get into or discover? Want to revisit an old one? Here are some of our staff’s favorite things to do!

1. Songwriting

“Songwriting is a great way to lose yourself in the mechanics of the strings and the strumming.” – Matt Chapuran, Executive Director

If you have an undying love for music and want to start creating music, give songwriting a try! It’s an amazing way to get people to express themselves about topics they are passionate about. If you are unsure of where to start, look for inspiration from everything around you, and from your favorite singers and musicians. The power of music is indescribable, and songwriting is an amazing way to get the creative juices flowing.

2. Plant Propagation

“I am going to start propagation with my Golden Pothos next!” – Aja M. Jackson, Interim Production Manager

Plant lovers: do you want to take caring for your plants to the next level? Then look into plant propagation! Plant propagation is the process of growing new plants from a variety of sources, like seeds, cuttings, and other plant parts. There are several propagation methods from rooting a leaf to taking a stem cutting, but whatever method you choose, multiplying your houseplants will result in the plant heaven you’ve always dreamed of!

3. Journaling

“It’s my favorite way of de-stressing myself from a full day of work and school.” – Marieska Luzada, Digital Marketing/Social Media Assistant

A full day of school and work can make you feel drained, stressed, or both. Journaling is another thing to add to the list of ways to de-stress. There are many mental health benefits from journaling, such as helping you prioritize problems and concerns, as well as providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and problems. It’s a great way to connect and check in with yourself—and having cute stationery like stickers and washi tape to decorate your journal spreads is always a plus!

4. Embroidering

“I’d been wanting to try it for a long time, and I find it to be so relaxing and rewarding.” – Kate Casner, Digital Marketing Associate

There are so many ways of getting involved in crafts, and getting in touch with your creative side, in general. Embroidering is a fun and unique way craft to look into if you haven’t already! It’s a traditional art form that is not only beneficial aesthetically, but also emotionally and psychologically. Embroidery requires discipline, and with a gradual buildup of discipline comes a development of creativity. Though it may be time-consuming, the reward is always satisfying and worth every minute.