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What would you do with one extra hour of time per day?

I'm so excited! I'm so....scared!

I’m so excited! I’m so….scared!

Okay all of you Saved By The Bell fans, you know what I’m talking about. There’s just never enough time. Don’t freak out like Jessie Spano and start popping caffeine pills. Just breathe!

But seriously, what would you do with one extra hour of time per day?

There’s so many things I say I want to do but never get around to doing. Granted, I could be much more proactive in doing these side project by waking up an hour earlier or working more efficiently to free up some time in my day. But for the sake of this blog, let’s just say I had a 25th hour every day…here’s some things I would love to do!

First, I want to learn to sew. When my grandmother passed away in October, I decided I wanted her sewing machine. Anytime I had anything that needed sewing, she was the woman to do it. Now I have her sewing machine, table and a tub of string and accessories and I’m determined to learn how to use it! My starting project is to sew a quilt made up of all of my old sorority t-shirts. I never wear them anymore but I don’t think I could ever get rid of them, so why not make them into something useful? I haven’t sewed anything in my life other than a pillow in junior high school, so this should be an adventure.

Another thing I want to try is knitting. Am I sounding like an old lady yet? Either way, I want to learn to knit! I don’t know why, and I don’t know what I’d make, but I want to learn.

Calligraphy. Does anyone out there know how to do calligraphy? I see all these cute pins on Pinterest of handwritten letters that have BEAUTIFULLY addressed envelopes in the most gorgeous calligraphy. Not only do I love handwritten letters, but I would be much more inspired to write them more often if I could make an amazing envelope to show off in the mail. I’ve said it before and will say it again, the art of a handwritten note or thank you card is slowly fading away, but it shouldn’t. Handwritten cards are the most thoughtful and fun forms of communication in my opinion.

One hour a day could be a great time period to learn a new language. I took Spanish briefly in college until I switched majors and didn’t need a language anymore. Now that I’m 28, I sincerely regret the decision to not continue Spanish classes, even just to be able to throw insults back to the kitchen guys at my serving job. Rosetta Stone? Sure, I could do that for an hour a day!

My Pinterest DIY board is always growing in size, but rarely do I ever actually do any of it myself. One extra hour per day could be a great time to try to make my own laundry detergent, create my own candles, cook up my own homemade extracts, concoct a homemade body or lip scrub, turn old furniture into beautiful shabby-chic decor, recycle old wine bottles into art or make my own jewelry. I have a serious Pinterest addiction and I most definitely won’t get around to doing everything I find.

I’m sure there are tons of other things I could do with an extra hour of time per day, but those are just a couple that I know I want to accomplish. Maybe Jessie Spano will let me borrow a couple of caffeine pills so I can stay awake longer.

What would you do with an extra hour per day?

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