A List of Activities You May Not Have Considered Including—But That Count!

These were inspired by my colleagues in my College Essay Forum for Counselors private Facebook group: 

Job shadowing, building your own projects, being the go-to tech person or social media expert for family/neighborhood/organization/school, starting and running own small businesses (lawn mowing, tutoring, power washing, baked goods, children's party planner), photography, writing, playing instruments, ventriloquism, self-taught language courses like Duolingo, taking MOOCs to learn coding, composing EDM, selling stuff on eBay, arts & crafts, fashion blogging, beekeeping, glass-blowing, scuba diving certification, EMT certification, taking a part-time job to help with family expenses, academic enrichment (summer program, online class certificate, etc.), training pet goats, dogs, parrots to become therapy animals and getting them certified to visit senior living facilities, cleaning out grandma's attic stuff collected over the years, selling it on EBay, then saving that money to buy a car, maintenance or set-up for high school sporting events (baseball field prep, setting up the timing equipment for swim meets or track meets), juggling or unicycling, yoga, mountain-biking, bird watching, sport refereeing (not in their primary sport), Book Club (outside of school), cosplay + designing costumes, Fantasy football statistician, manager, recruiter, webmaster, or listing all the books you've ever read…

Got an activity that's not here but should be? Add it in the comments below!