"Dear Carol, I want to pick up new hobbies this summer, but I don't know where to start"
This summer, I want to try a lot of different hobbies because I haven't found what I really like. Those things would be dancing, singing, theater, acting, piano, guitar, drumming and photography. My mom already knows that I like photography and acting, but she doesn't know about the rest. I just don't want her to judge me or say no. I haven't told her yet because I get nervous asking questions like that because I think I'm going to get rejected. Do you have any advice?
It's good to dream and explore so you can find out what you enjoy doing and what you're good at. Find a calm moment and say, "Mom, I love you, and I want to be able to talk to you about my future. Right now, I want to try dancing or acting or making music, and I hope you can help me think about this." If your school is still in session, ask the music teacher for recommendations. A town librarian can be helpful, too—and bulletin boards may have ads for music lessons. Does your Apple store offer free classes in taking photos? Does your community have a theater? Can you take dance classes at the Y? And keep asking trusted adults, including your mom, about how you can develop your talents. Maybe someone knows a photographer who can use an assistant.
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