Itching to learn something new but strapped for cash? I've got ya covered this week on Motivation Monday with five fun creative things to do that are FREE. Yup, you read that right. Now read on and get started with this brand new beautiful week!
1. Want to learn another language? Do you have a library card? If you do, you may be able to digitally borrow and download lessons for a number of languages and learn right from your phone with Mango Languages. I've always wanted to learn Italian, but can't afford Rosetta Stone, so I've been using Mango Languages to get started on what has been a longtime dream. There are two units included in the course through my library, and each unit contains more than fifty lessons. Molto bene!
2. Interested in audiobooks, ebooks, music, and movies? Again, this free gem comes to you straight from your local library, so your library card number is all you need. Download the app, get searching for something inspiring, and listen/read/watch as much as your heart desires! The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is queued up in my audiobook collection at the moment.
3. Looking to cook but don't have much left in your pantry? Get creative by using what you have by typing the ingredients you have on hand in this recipe finder, and discover all the dishes that could be yours to enjoy, no shopping required.
4. Want to start a blog? You can use Weebly (I swear this isn't a sponsored post, ha!) to create a very basic, completely free site if you want to dip your toes into the blogging world. Though I'm often slow to learn my way around designing a site, I can honestly say that Weebly makes it easy. What do you have to lose?
5. Interested in seeing free theatre, concerts, or other arts events? Here's the deal: many theatres and concert halls allow you to usher in exchange for seeing the show for free. It's different for every venue, but in my experience, it usually involves wearing black and white dress clothes, showing up an hour early, and handing out programs to patrons and helping them find their seats. In return, you get to see the show for free. Easy as that! It's an incredible way to see amazing performances for literally no money out of your own pocket--last time my husband and I ushered, we got to see James Earl Jones and Amanda Plummer in Night of the Iguana at the American Repertory Theatre. No bad for a freebie, eh? Call your local theatres or visit their website for more information.
P.S.: I am now available for creative coaching through Mentorly.co, so if you want to make some magic but don't know where to start, visit my profile over on their site, and let's get scheming!