When I was a young girl I fell in love with reading.
In fact, still to this day I pride myself in the fact that I was in the BLUE reading group in first grade. That was the top group.
I tend to block out the fact that I was in the red math group. That was the lowest group.
My love for reading only grew as time went on. I would finish books at record speed, not because I would race through them just to finish them, but I would race through them because I wanted to know what was going to happen. It would be so hard to pause from this world that I had my nose in and go back to the regular world.
My senior year my best friend and I would just sit and read books together. Maybe not our coolest moments of life but it was sure entertaining to us!
Throughout college my love affair with reading continued. The library was my friend and I read like a fool.
But now I am sad, because somewhere, somehow, I have lost my love for reading.
It might be that life is obviously much busier than it was when I was a young girl and in college, but there are plenty of times that I have spare time and I use it to waste time on the internet.
I blame my reading loss on the internet It seems like I spend my free time on the internet Whether it is for entrainment or I am working, after Eli goes to bed I usually spend all of my time until bedtime on the internet.
And I miss reading. I miss it a lot.
So last week I set a schedule for myself at 10:00 I would turn off ALL technology. That meant no TV, no internet, no texting, nothing after 10. Monday night I did amazing. At 10:00 I closed up shop and opened my book.
And that was the only night I stuck to it. Self control is not my finest attribute.
But I need to have grace on myself and give myself a second chance.
So on Monday I will begin again with my no technology past 10 rule. I REALY want to start reading again.
I started the Voice in the Wind series by Francine Rivers, and I love it, I just never read. It's so weird. WHY would I not do something that I love?
Is the internet/being busy stealing anybody else's reading time? How do you combat this?
I'm hoping to get into reading again, and if I do I may need book suggestions!