Professor Nora Kabaji
9 May 2011
A hobby is defined as an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation. A hobby is also something that keeps and makes us have a broader view on the environment in which the hobby is in. There are a variety of hobbies that people like to do to determine their likes, talents and desires. Depending on the hobby, some people turn a once in a lifetime experience into a future job. A hobby for every individual is necessary in order to prevent loneliness and a sense of free time away from the normal chores of everyday life. Having a hobby establishes happiness within and a sense of accomplishment for completing each task within the hobby. For instance, scuba diving introduced me to a way of getting out and meeting new people who carry the same interests, an experience of being involved with the marine life and their habitat and a way to relax and learn in the process. The hobby interested me at the age of 12 after a trip to Sea World. The next year, I became certified as a basic underwater diver and finally had the first hand experience on the major effect of scuba diving by getting out and meeting new people with common interests. The meeting of the new people led to being able to get involved in the hobby and learn from experienced divers in order to ensure that I received the best experience from the beginning. After getting certified as an Basic Underwater Diver, the common interests that was learned from talking and interacting with the new people led to the develop of friends and colleagues to establish future dives. Every person that I interacted with through the years of diving has taught me many things from dealing with stress, finances, furthering the diving experience and making friends that will be there when I need to talk to them whether it be in a diving perspective or...