Well hello! I’m currently considering returning to my former sport of figure skating on the “adult” track. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this, mainly because it’s a really big financial commitment. I’m curious to see how other people have prioritized hobbies in their adult life. I’m pretty naturally frugal, except travel, which somehow feels less frivolous to me than dressing up in glitter costumes to do double axels.
I’m looking at:
- $85 - $125 per month in ice time
- $20 in transit per month
- $15-30 per month in random expenses (tights, foot bandages, skating association fees, etc)
That’s not even including coaching, which at some point I’d probably need, and runs about $40 an hour (I’d probably barter for it.)
So, what are your spendy hobbies and do you know how much you put into it? Do you do Taekwondo or throw pottery or Krav Maga or brew your own beer or knit fancy scarves? Do you have a kiddo in activities?
I’m always eager to hear how others prioritize their hobbies in their budget! (Maybe yours actually saves you money?) Please let me know below!