Until recently I haven’t read consistently for a very long time. Like since my son was born 8 years ago! I’ve always been a book worm. For as long as I can remember I loved reading. I read almost every day. It was part of my nightly ritual, reading a few chapters in bed and usually falling asleep with the book in my hand.
I’ve thought about it a lot but I can’t really explain why I haven’t read much for such a long time. As it coincided with my son being born I’ll put it down to the exhaustion of having a new born baby. Plus I spent too much time messing on my mobile when I could have been reading books. I have read the odd book here and there over the years. I’ve read plenty of self-help books (and the Fifty Shades of Grey books!) but I’ve not read any fiction books which were always my passion.
Then just before Christmas last year I got this huge overwhelming urge to read. To read the kind of books I used to read and love. I had two weeks off work and I knew I was going to spend most of it relaxing and reading. I downloaded lots of books on to my kindle… and just read and read and read.
Since then I’ve read every day and do you know what? I’ve not felt this calm and content for such a long time. I’m sure it’s down to spending more time reading and less time mindlessly scrolling through my phone.
One of my personal goals for 2017 is to read 50 books by the end of the year. I’m totally on track, having finished 4 books during January.There are so many books I want to read so I had the idea for creating a printable books to read list.
I mentioned it to my mum (also a book lover) and she couldn’t wait for me to make it! So I’ve designed this for her. She’s my biggest fan. She subscribed to my email list (and actually reads all my newsletters and blog posts!) and has my prints displayed all over her house. There’s nothing better than having support from the most important people in your life.
Have a wonderful week…