Have you ever wanted to learn to play a musical instrument like the Violin, Piano or guitar? Just because that band class is over it doesn’t mean you quit on your passion. There are lots of tutorials online today on how to play any of these instruments or just how to do any hobby. However, the truth is you would learn faster and in a better way if you were doing it with a person who is just as interested in learning or polishing that particular skill as well.
We all have at one time watched a video on YouTube wanting to learn a new activity, and we have even tried to set a schedule to abide by trying to pursue the skill. However, a few days later or a month into it, the passion and the enthusiasm just die off and we lose the psyche to learn. Truth be told if you have ever found yourself in this situation its because you tried to go at it alone!
When you have no one around to motivate or challenge you to become better at any skill, no matter how pumped-up you are/were about it, over time that interest or the enthusiasm you had at the beginning may disappear. The same thing would happen if I dropped you off at one of the best institutions in the world let’s say Oxford University, giving you access to all the resources in the institution, but then asked everyone else; students, professors, and staff included to vacate the premises so that you can study. Trust you me you wouldn’t learn anything. We go to these elite institutions for the environment they offer more than the books, and it is the company; fellow students, professors, and the support staff make the experience worthwhile and conducive for learning. This fact suggests that being in an environment with people interested in the same things you are passionate about is the best way to learn no matter the skill in question.
Looking at the above scenario about mastering an instrument, other times we make excuses such as “ooh, I do not have enough time to practice” or “it’s too difficult and I will never master it.” This is why we need the HobbyTwin app. It does not only find you a person who is interested in learning/doing the same hobby, but it also finds you the hobby buddy closest to you, from within 100 Meters radius, and extendable to about 10 Miles no matter where you relocate to or visit in the world. HobbyTwin tries to find you the person closest to you, so this is most definitely one of your neighbors, classmates, or colleagues.
The HobbyTwin app comes in handy especially for college students, working professionals, tourists, and even senior citizens in their early years of retirement.
For Teenagers and College Students:
What we need to understand as a people, and advise our teenagers and the youth is that you will never again in your life have as much free time as you will have in college. After that, your personal and/or free time becomes a luxury. As a matter of fact, after college, most employed people usually say “I live at work and visit the house sometimes” and these are the lucky ones; those who get a job. After graduation, the world has a very cunning way of reminding you, that you do not know shit! especially if you did not take advantage of your college years, to do and learn everything that you could have possibly learned during your free time.
The greatest lie you tell yourself in college is that you still have time!
College should just prepare you to learn how to learn and that’s it. The real learning comes after graduation coz the world reminds you that you don’t know shit and now you have to figure out how to first get a job and do a lot of “grownup stuff”. Oh, don’t get me wrong you are going to graduate a highly qualified and knowledgeable professional, but so will be thousands of other people, some even more qualified than yourself pounding the pavement every day trying to fill the same positions as you. From there your life will never be the same as you have to figure out how to pay your student loans, pay your bills, afford transport to and from work, meet your basic needs/upkeep, help your parents and still keep a spouse and your boss happy. From there it will be settling down and starting a family, and to tell you the truth, children are very very expensive. If you get your first child while you have still not figured yourself out or who you were meant to be, chances are you might never do coz your life is never yours again from the moment you have that first child. It becomes theirs.
Knowing this to be true you need to ask yourself if you do not manage the precious little time you have in high school and college well, use it to learn and try everything you ever envied or wished you could be when you were young, will you ever really have time after college? The truth, the answer is A BIG NO!
If you are in a high school and/or college where there are facilities like a swimming pool, why are you graduating and leaving that institution without learning how to swim? If your classmates in high school or college come to class on a bike, why are you graduating without learning how to ride one, yet when lectures get canceled you are the first out of the door to go find booze, or binge a show that is not teaching you anything? If you have a classmate who knows how to knit, paint, cook or even bake, and you do not know how to cook anything other than just making noodles, why are you the first one to hit the door to go watch a whole season of the keeping up with the Kardashians when your lecture gets canceled? Do you know it will be much more costly to learn how to do any of these activities after college, and that’s if you ever learn how to do them?
It is much easier and free, to use the HobbyTwin app, find someone to teach you these activities, and teach them something in return while you are still in college because you might never get the time to do any of them again. If you do, it will be at the expense of sacrificing precious time that should be well managed making smart decisions like clearing your student loans, investing, or developing your career.
The HobbyTwin app is not just for college students, it is for neighbors who find themselves with free time on their hands, but have never achieved or tried to pursue their dreams or fun activities either because they have no idea where to start, or who to do them with. There are so many of your neighbors who would like to go for a morning or an evening run and achieve that toned or fit body goals but just sit back and watch others do it. Others just lack the confidence to want to step out and do it alone, and that’s is where HobbyTwin comes in. HobbyTwin gives you a hobby partner who will not be afraid to step into those sketchers and step out without caring what other people think. If you are afraid of going at it alone, and HobbyTwin can find just one person willing to dare and go for that run with you, would you still hide away or would you go for it? Think about it for a second. With HobbyTwin, the only excuse you will have is yourself, and you will only have you to blame if you never start doing what you love because we find you people who know how to do it, and where to do it.
Truth be told, the best teachers you will ever find in this life do not reside in the university lecture rooms coz even the lecturers themselves are also trying to figure their stuff out. The best teachers you will ever find are the people you are living with right now. They are your neighbors, your classmates, your family and relatives, and even your workmates. The people you live with can help you realize talents that you didn’t even know you had if you got together and practice them during your free time. They can help you become who you were meant to become even at adulthood. You may just be the best fashion designer the world has ever seen yet your neighbor had always had that sewing machine in the artic. For instance, have you always wanted to learn how to play chess or learn to paint, but never dared to buy that paintbrush or canvas coz you did not know where to start? Tell HobbyTwin the hobbies you know, the ones you would like to learn, and those you only dream of coz you think they may never come true and let us find you a neighbor just as a crazy or ‘weird’ as yourself and do it in the park or under a tree. Do these together during your free time and have fun as you learn and network towards self-discovery and becoming the best version of yourselves. Its time you turned off that inner voice that tells you that you cant and start telling yourself you can and you will.
That’s what hobbytwin is all about. It finds your friends who are into the same passions, and together you can help each other towards mastering new skills and becoming the best versions of yourselves.
You make real friends that you have met in real life and can help you become better in your painting, carving, singing, baking, carving, dancing, gardening, car restoration techniques, time management when free, knitting, playing the piano and everything else you would like to pursue. These friends are first and foremost your most immediate neighbors, classmates, and colleagues, from 100Mtrs radius, and there is no way you can exhaust all the skills within a 20 Kilometers radius.
Instead of having thousands of virtual friends you have never met, these will be people you will have had already met.
It will also create a real network of people you can relate to. You do not have to be ‘weird’ alone if you play the banjo, the violin, or the cello. You will be weird together, and together you can mentor and motivate each other, try new keys, try new music on the violin, the following day try a new instrument or a new genre of music, and so on.
At hobbytwin, we believe you are your only limit to achieving and/or living all the activities and dreams you aspired when you were young. All you do is add the hobbies you know in one column, these are the hobbies that you will be teaching others. Then add the hobbies that you would like to know. These are the hobbies you feel are within reach before you die. You will learn these hobbies and fun skills from other hobby matches from the HobbyTwin app. The third column is for the hobbies or fun activities you only dream of. These are also activities you would like to learn or do at least once in your lifetime, but not sure if they will ever happen like paragliding, skydiving, or that zero-gravity experience. That’s is why when you navigate to the third screen of the HobbyTwin app, it says “Enter the hobbies you only dream about.”
And the examples displayed on that screen are “Launching to space, Piloting a chopper or skydiving”.
People have diverse dreams. And some may even be learning to play the guitar. The items in the Dreams list will differ based on the user’s location and culture among other aspects. However, if a family member would like to give you a birthday present or your firm would like to give you a fun trip for a job well done, it would be easy for them to know the things you dream of or would like to do at least once in a lifetime, and they wouldn’t have a difficult time deciding what to get you.
Say goodbye to watching TV like a zombie day in and day out, and say hello to having more fun, creativity, and wellness in your life through HobbyTwin.
Explore all the inspirational hobbies you have ever wanted with your neighbors, family, and friends through HobbyTwin
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