When you live in the warm and welcoming Green Key Village, you never have to let bad weather rain on your parade. Although you can’t have sunshine and blue skies all the time, you can still make the most out of your days here!
When you have to stay indoors, we say sit back, get cozy, and enjoy the sound of the rain… there’s so much to do from the comfort of your beautiful home! Whether you’re a natural creative or looking to explore a new passion, there are a few ways that we love to pass the time. Take a look at a few of our favorites hobbies below:
Cooking: Let your inner Julia Child out and whip up some magic! There’s never a wrong time to cook something tasty, so try your hand at dishes you find appealing, dishes you’ve had difficulty with in the past, and dishes that have been lifelong staples. Start small; test out an easy-to-follow cooking program like Blue Apron and work your way up to more complicated recipes on your own. Take out cookbooks of different cuisines and get creative! Exploring unique cultures and traditions will make the food taste that much more delicious…
Creative Writing: There’s nothing quite like falling asleep to the soothing words of an incredible book. Why not try creating something beautiful yourself? Writing is one of the most effective ways to express emotion, explore your thoughts, and stir your creativity. If you’re a beginner, start with the basics. Which genre (fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, etc.) do you love to read the most, and have always wanted to try yourself? Pick up one of your favorite books, and try to mimic the writing. Once you’re comfortable, take your own style for a spin. The satisfaction and confidence you get from writing feels incredible!
Painting/Coloring: Have you ever wandered through a museum and marveled at the masterpieces on the wall? Although we can’t all be the next Monet, we can certainly reap the pleasures of painting! Products like “paint by number” and “adult coloring books” are specifically designed for adults who want to unleash their painting/drawing skills. Both products come with outlines that are meant to be filled in, whether with paint or ink, and are designed for multiple levels of difficulty. You won’t believe how much fun it is to simply sit at your table and watch something beautiful unfurl right before your eyes. These projects are perfect for patient people who don’t mind waiting for a finished product!
Book/Movie Club: What better time than a rainy day to watch that movie or TV show you’ve been eyeing, or read that book that’s been sitting on your night stand? Since your neighbors will be inside when it’s raining as well, invite everyone over for a fun social gathering! Whether you choose to discuss the latest book, movie, or TV show, these events will be so much fun to host and attend. (Add in your brand new cooking skills, and offer tasty apps and treats!)
Online Classes: In today’s age of technology, we can essentially reach anyone or anything we want in record time. No matter what you’ve always wanted to master, there’s certainly a class out there waiting for you. Have you always dreamed of learning French and then getting to speak it in Paris? Did you mean to take an archeology class in college but never got to it? A rainy day is your chance to develop your skills and reach your goals! Because you can take many of these classes at your convenience, you’ll absolutely love going at your own pace and deciding your schedule. No pressure, all fun.
In one of our Green Key Village homes, you have every opportunity to live leisurely and do exactly what you love. Life here is all about enjoying every moment and soaking up the rays of sunshine (whether it’s raining or not!) What would you do in your Green Key Village home? We can’t wait to see the incredible things you come up with here! For more information on our homes and communities, please visit our website, or give us a call at 352-314-0126.