Too many to list, heh. But since i have been going through my stuff decluttering, I'll list a few of the ideas I had that led to some of these boxes of stuff.
2nd language. I've always wanted to learn a second language, and after living in el paso tx with a mexican stepmother and step sisters and 6 years of classes in school, I never got anywhere. So I tried different languages, danish, norwegian, italian, etc. I finally came across a most excellent spanish learning program. Man, this thing was awesome!! He taught you some everyday verbs and some sentence patterns that he gradually builds off of, allowing you to choose the objects and such that suit your lifestyle. It was like this whole mix and match thing building off each other. An example of his ideas is that instead of learning all the conjugations at once, confusing the brain by running through the list of conjugations for each verb, you learn the I form of each verb first, since that is what a new learner is most likely to use. I need, i want, i like, etc. and the brain starts picking up the pattern that when referring to I or me, you use this conjugation. Then practicing all the you forms together, do you want? Do you need? Do you like? Etc. again, the brain more easily picking up this particular pattern for this particular context. He had many other useful ideas like that. But it was only in spanish. What if you took the same method he used, but used a different language for it? Like german, or italian, or danish, etc? (Saturday I finally got rid of the last of my language books and notes, into the garbage and books to used bookstores and/or friends.)
Fun with Fitness. I love things that can be mix and matched and recombined with other things. I also like to play rather than work out. And i like variety and novelty. When my daughter was younger and I was homeschooling her, I was looking up a fitness program for us that we could do together. I came across a list of skills and concepts that are used in a variety of sports. Like dribbling a ball with hands or with feet, aiming at a target (moving targets, stationary targets), etc. Wouldn't it be cool to have a fitness program set up so that you take some skills to build off of, roll a dice or pick a card for the skills, and recombine them into a game? You might be working on the same skill type, but in a different context. Every day a new game, or new skills, or a different combination. (I still have the list, and kinda still want to put this together for other homescholing parents. Whether i get to it or not is a different story, as I counted last night and I have 19 project ideas listed, and still have a room full of boxes to go through to see what stays/goes.)
Biofeedback for helping physically disabled/injured to improve their fitness despite their obstacle.
Neurofeedback devices for helping reduce stress, gain more focus, useful for adhd, goal setting, meditation, hypnotherapy, etc. I have a hypnotherapy certificate and it wouldn't take much to get licensed, and think of the people I could help if I got certified in some neurofeedback options too! (I also had a bunch of NLP stuff that I finally got rid of last year.)
Yarn crafting. I like to learn new things. My daughter wanted to learn how to crochet, so I taught her. Then I came across some amigurumi books and got a bunch of those. Crocheting critters that she can sell. She loved that. But Im not very creative in crocheting faces and clothes, etc. Also, she wanted to try knitting boards. So I got us each a set of knitting boards. She made hats and purses. I learned the basics and then quickly got bored. So I turned to tunisan crochet. Then weaving. I bought myself a lap weaving loom for my birthday. She liked it, so I bought her one the same day. And a bunch of books, and yarn, and signed up with the local weaving guild. Oh, but wouldn't it be cool to learn how to spin my own yarn too? I tried crafting a few different spinners, and even made my own wheel using some plans online. It's not a good wheel, but it was cheaper than buying one. So I practiced and fought with the wheel I'd made...and the cats...and bought a bunch of video classes to guide me through it all. I stopped at dying wool. BUT...wouldn't it be cool to be able to say that I made this skirt from fresh off the sheep to finished product? Cleaned the wool myself, combed and carded it myself, spun it myself, wove it myself. How cool would that be!?! But my wheel wasn't fun to work with, so I rented a wheel for a week. Loved it! Totally soothing and meditative to do. I loved it so much that week, that Richard bought me my own wheel. I put the protective coating on it myself, put it together when it was ready, spun a few strands onto it to make sure all worked right. And then had to help my daughter with something else so set it aside....and haven't touched it since.
And this kind of thing goes on and on and on. The website I set up to encourage the community we live in to actually make connections with each other like a community. The garden I put in because I wanted to promote living local and sustainably (me? Yeah right, if I could do it, anyone could). The odd method of gardening I chose...then the odd one I switched to, before quitting gardening all together. The personal labrynth I wanted to set up in an ungardenable portion of our yard. The obstacle course I would still love to set up. The community fitness program. The What Color is Your Parachute miniclass for the local teens here. The really cool visual business plan i found made into a minicourse for the teens and adults in this community. The boxes of plans for a solar oven despite living in a perpetually cloudy area. Oh, the game designing shelves I have. The python programming to maximize use of the ren'py program which can be used to make visual novels, choose your own adventures with scores to track, and dating sims. What about the 'caveman' rpg I wanted to make, complete with heroscape land pieces, miniatures, and a culture building setup?
Seriously, the list goes on and on and on. That was only a portion of one wall in my small living room. And that was just some of the stuff I had kept after two cycles of getting rid of the stuff.
Note: I realize that I am particularly bad about this, and that this doesn't reflect the extent of other NeFi.