Many people have a hobby, such as hiking or painting. Some get engrossed with a hobby as a way to relax or want the challenge while learning new skills. Hobbies come in a variety of forms which means there’s probably a hobby out there for everyone.
Jason Williams of Mathews County is a teacher at Thomas Hunter Middle School and a father, but also considers himself a serial hobbyist. He said he finds himself jumping from one hobby to another, fully immersing himself in each. His current passion is leather working.
“My grandfather was a skilled leatherworker, and I firmly believe affinities for such things can be hereditary,” said Williams.
His hobbies tend to focus on creating something new with his hands. In the past few years, he’s learned blacksmithing and woodworking. He said he enjoys learning something that can benefit himself in practical ways.
“I work with steel and wood as other hobbies, and leather seems to pair beautifully with both,” said Will...
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