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52 Hobbies in 52 Weeks


Libby Segal ’10 is addicted to trying new things, and she is inspiring others to become addicted, too. The associate producer of reality crime television programs is in the midst of a yearlong “quest to become a professional amateur” by trying a new hobby every week.

She has taken lessons in Samurai sword fighting, glass making, shark diving, beer brewing, chocolate making, trampolining, unicycle riding, stilt walking, knife throwing, and breakdancing, among dozens of others. And she is documenting every experience on video and in a blog at

“If there’s one thing I hope to do this year, it’s inspire others to try something new, because you never know what you’ll learn, who you’ll meet, or what you’ll fall in love with,” said Segal, a native of Bethlehem, Penn., who now lives in New York City. “This year, I’ve fallen in love with life.”

—Todd McLeish


One comment to “52 Hobbies in 52 Weeks”

  1. Pam comments:

    This is an inspiring young woman. She knows that life should be a rich banquet, not a spectator sport. Too many Americans can’t think beyond their jobs, because we teach people in this country that you are wasting your time if you are not making money every waking hour. Then you retire and sit in front of the TV, bored, scratching your navel and waiting for death to come. What a sad state of affairs! I applaud this young woman for wanting to get the most out of life. As my father-in-law would say, “You are dead for a long time.”

    --Posted: May 14th, 2014 at 9:58 am

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