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I have a confession.
Unless a magazine, cookbook or online article counts as a “book” – I have not read a book in years.
Gah! That is even embarrassing to type let alone say out loud. I LOVED reading as a child and even as a teenager. Somewhere between Cosmetology school and kids the only thing I was reading was the labels on the back of baby food and diaper packages. I have had friends and family lend me books to read – and I “never got around to them”. I never took the time to enjoy them.
Cookbooks I could read front to back. Magazines beginning to end …. something about a book just seemed like I needed to take way to much alone time to even accomplish being able to focus and understand the book I was trying to tackle! Seeing as I always have eyes on me ….. literally.
It is time for a change!
I talked last week about setting goals for my blog — and this is one thing I really want to do for myself for 2015. I think it is SO essential to understand that new year resolutions do not need to be a make or break deal. Make changes for yourself throughout the entire year that benefit yourself and others. Do not hold it to starting in January – chances are it’ll be overwhelming and not happen. Each day, each week, each month do something good. For yourself, for a family member, for a stranger.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
I want to start reading one book a month. In hopes of not only wake up my mommy brain cells – but to set aside time for myself. I want YOU to join in on this too! Leave me a comment, or send me an email
Telling me what books you love the most – maybe it will be the book I chose to read the following month and decide to share with you all!
It is so ironic how I stumbled across this months book of choice –
The very reason why I wanted to start this book club. To break up my bad habit of reality television at night. You guys this addiction is real. For those of you who do not like watching t.v., good for you, but my word is it my sweet spot. Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Yes, I like big butts and I cannot lie. Big Bang Theory? Bazinga! Bachelor/Bachelorette – Will you accept this rose? I am a fool for “reality” and witty puns and lifestyles I would love to live. One show I cannot get enough of lately is Super Soul Sunday with Oprah. Don’t laugh – it is so inspiring and pulls me in like a thong in a butt cheek. I love it.
Last week there was an episode on with Cheryl Strayed – the author of WILD – and I knew in that moment, before I jump to see the movie starring Reese Witherspoon – I had to read it!
This memoir, of Cheryl Strayed finding herself in a solo hike – 1,100 miles of self discovery on the Pacific Crest Trail. I cannot even fathom the thought of hiking alone for an hour, let alone days and days on end. Lessons both physically and spiritually that I am sure will have me thinking a bit differently about life and love.
So it’s as simple as that! Get this book for yourself this month, let us tackle it together, chat about it next month shall we? I hope you all leave me some good ideas for the following months … so far I’ve got Goodnight Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? and Pete the Cat! – Do those qualify? 🙂
I am so ready to dig into this book and I really hope you guys will too!