I was a bookworm. Like a reading books kinda worm. No, really. I was a silent bookworm, very intent and busy in the pages. Through my childhood. teenager years and up until I became a mom, I was a bookworm. I have happy memories and visions of me in a corner, head bent down into my tucked knees, pouring over a book.
Then I fell off the wagon and hard.
I got on a few times, and I rode it fine, but every time I fell, it took superhuman strength to get back on and stay on. I could blame the advent of social media, twitter and blogging and the ease of reading quick short bytes of words. Interestingly, it wouldn’t be an excuse either, coz that’s the way life and environment was and continues to be.
Following the earlier post on why am attempting to cultivate a habit each month the Matt way – I had to think long and hard. Not that I didn’t have a habit or a change I wanted to adopt, but that I had too many! I also needed clarity on how to choose one that will get me to a good start and motivate me to chug on energetically.
The fact that I don’t read BOOKS as much as I should is on the top of my list and something that’s bothering me so much! I see myself as a bookworm and not to be that, was affecting me. Inside. I figured it was time. Time to dust the books off the shelves and delve deeper into the calmness of the words. To be able to imagine and to take solace in the worlds they create. To relish the words and how magical they can truly be.
So the goal is to read a few pages a day. I am not quantifying it more than that simply because some books take longer/ shorter than others and I need to enter this in a way that sustains with time.
They say it takes 61 days for a habit to form (gone are the 21 days, and rightly so with all the distractions) and so it will be 2 months before I start feeling one with the books, and if I do it daily.
I am all over!
If you are on Goodreads, I intend updating there as well.
Am going to experiment with vlogging, so find me here on Youtube.
I have a separate tag called Books2020 and you should get the list there as well. Okay then!