Hello Oppo! In the never ending quest to fight my depression and anxiety and to feel better about life my therapist has assigned me some homework that I think you would be able to help me with. Basically, my therapist and I think I’ll feel better if I have more positive experiences and social interaction than what I currently get.

I’m a 24 year old male in college and I’m looking for hobbies and social activities. I was hoping you could share what you do and maybe that would give me some ideas for myself.

Currently I do some photography (which I need to do more of) but I’m running out of ideas of what to shoot. I’m also a gamer but want things that get me out of the house or get me more active or engaged. Basically I stay in my room, sleep and occasionally take photos when I’m not going to class or working.

I like learning new skills and am pretty handy at fixing stuff. I’ve always liked building things since I was a small child with legos. I like restoring things too, I once fixed up an old riding lawnmover and liked doing that.

I used to play trombone and was thinking about maybe picking up a keyboard and trying to learn piano.

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It would be great to find something that has some emotional expression in it. I like art but don’t do much outside of photography.

I miss having dogs and was thinking maybe volunteering at a shelter could be good for me.

I also have a very week social life. I have 1 friend that I hang out with in person and have never been in a relationship or anything with anyone. Something that would be a social activity that could help me meet people would probably be a really positive thing for me.

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I look forward to anything you could share or advice you could give me!