Reading leisurely was one of the things I was anxious to get back into when I graduated from college. I had gotten so far away from reading because when I was in school, I had to read in order to consume and learn information for a test and implementing a process for a practical. That eventually became a little much when all I wanted to do was read for fun.
When I was a teenager, I was the biggest bookworm. I am amazed at the amount of books I completed back then. I could complete a book or novel in one sitting back then. As much as I would love to do that, nowadays, I don’t have that much time on my hands anymore because you know… #adulting, but I am excited with the amount of book I completed in 2018. I set a goal to read more books leisurely, and I did exactly that. In 2018, I completed eight books. When I reflected on the numbers, I couldn’t believe it. Now there were some books that I did physically read, and then there were the few I listened to as an audiobook on my rides to work or running errands. Listening to audiobooks has definitely helped me read more books. For example, one of the books I started, reading, Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, I had to finish as an audiobook because the book was very content heavy that I found myself getting lost in the words, and not in a good way. So alternatively, I ended up listening to it as an audiobook and I’m glad that I did because I was able to get a lot of information out of that book then I would have by physically reading the book.
My goal for 2019 is to read one book per month. Even if I don’t complete the books on a monthly basis, as long as I finish 12 books, I will be ecstatic. Now for someone who is involved in many activities, along with having a full-time job, being a wife, and running a blog, that may seem like an audacious goal. One of the things that I do that has allowed me to read more is to read as soon as I get home from work before doing anything. I will read a chapter or a few before working out, cooking dinner, or working on my blog. This has allowed me to not only remain grounded in my
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