About a week ago, I wrote about wanting (and needing) to focus on my reading life because for some reason I haven’t been able to read for extended periods of time, much less finish anything that I start.
I committed to reading for a total of one hour every day.
Although I haven’t timed myself, I have been reading for longer and longer stretches every day. I finished two books over the last couple of days and am reading three others with the engagement that I customarily bring to my reading.
Part of my problem had been that I would pick up a book, read a few pages, put it down and do the same thing with another book. Over. And. Over. Again.
It was exhausting.
Once I committed to rebuilding my reading life, it didn’t turn out to be as difficult as I imagined. Of course, this week I’m on Spring Break and I have more time during the day to read. The key will be maintaining this goal when school resumes in a week.
But, for now, I’m in my happy place.
Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.