I was really excited last month to participate in National Readathon Day. I didn’t expect to carve out the full amount of time requested, but I had big plans on sneaking in as much reading as I could that day.
It turned into a napathon.
Philip was kind enough to share a cold with me, so all I wanted to do that weekend was sleep. Of course, I had other things to do like return books to the library and get pick up some groceries. While driving for these errands I was able to finish the audio version of Walk Two Moons. Later in the day, slightly rejuvenated by all the shut-eye, I also finished reading Fahrenheit 451. All combined, though, I fell short of the four hours I pledged to read.
I have no regrets. As much as I love reading, I’m a big fan of sleep, too. It’s what my body needed, and I had to make the time for it.
Submitted on 2015/01/24 at 11:10 am
When it’s something that matters to us, we will find a way. If not, we will find excuses. Reading is important enough to you that you find a way to fit it in. Great post. I’m reading (blogs first, then a novel) this morning too.
Laura’s right. If I really wanted to exercise, I’d find time. If I really wanted to write more, it would happen. All of those things we wish we had more time for are just waiting for us to find a way.
I’m taking Laura’s thoughtful words and adding them to my Couldn’t have said it better page as the January 2015 Comment of the Month. I hope you’ll stop by Laura’s new blog and support her with some kind comments of your own.