I’ve always loved books, always. When I read it’s like a movie playing in my head and I get sucked in hard. My Big Kid also has this love of books and I think the Little may be getting there, hopefully. The library is a second home practically and my shelves are overflowing with thousands of pages that I have yet to get my oh so hungry eyes on.
Thing is, since I became a Mom I haven’t had, or really, haven’t figured out how to make, the time to love on my books the way I used to. After a day of breaking up fights, cooking, cleaning constantly, meal planning, solving everyone’s problems, saying no for the umpteenth time to more video games, paying bills, etc. and so on as I’m sure many of you know the drill, my brain rejects sitting down and sinking into a good book. I can’t explain it. Pre-kids, after a long day at various jobs reading was how I relaxed. And this makes me sad, sad kitty sad, and we all know that nobody wants to see a kitty with the sad.
So what I’ve decided to do is give myself a book reading challenge, where I pick one of the many books I’ve been wanting to get at and just dive in. My goal is to read at the very least one chapter a day. I’m going to have to figure out how to work this into what generally ends up being a pretty hectic day here already but I need to do this for myself.
Then of course there’s the other dilemma I have, fiction or non-fiction. I mean, how in Jiminy Crihmas am I supposed to decide between two equally inviting subjects?! I’ve got this novel that I checked out from the library the other day, “Nightside the Long Sun“, and I can’t wait to start it. But I’ve been wanting to learn astrology forever and my “Astrology for Yourself” is crying out for me. What to do, what to do…
What are you doing for yourselves lately? How are you challenging yourselves as you move through these days, to remember who you are and who you want to be? In addition, feel free to join me in my reading challenge! What do you like to read? What book(s) have you been dying to get at? Let me know in the comments!