I’ve been working on a new goal for about 4 months now, READING!
When I was younger, like back in the Lisa Frank, Littlest Pet Shop Days, I used to love reading. I had made this little reading corner in my room [I think it stemmed from watching Beauty and the Beast and Belle being like my idol], but every day I would spend time in my reading corner just getting lost in books. I loved Goosebumps, James and the Giant Peach, and Nancy Drew books. That was my time to escape and just get lost in a whole other world.
I find myself missing the simplicity now of my little reading corner. Letting my imagination form these characters in my mind and finding a connection to each book I read. My cousin and I have a loose form book club together, and have had it for a couple of years now. But, I wanted to bump it up a notch and try to read two books a month. One fiction, which is usually our book club book, and one book that’s geared towards self improvement or business or parenting or overall personal growth.
It’s been hard to find the time to read, but I’ve grown in to a habit of reading while I nurse Holly, and it’s really helped me to propel my reading time. I come out of her room sometimes at night now, so enthralled with my book, that instead of watching Teen Mom, I sit and read another chapter or two. And the funny thing is, when I sit and read instead of reaching for my remote, I feel more at peace, more calmness in my brain, more turning off the chatter.