Today was a big day for me, after church I went to my first book club meeting! I feel like it’s been much too long since I’ve read and discussed a book, but I am diving back in and remembering what I love about books. Plus it’s always nice to meet new people, and subject them to the results of my baking ;)
So let’s backtrack a little bit… I’ve always loved to read. I was one of those kids who got prizes in gradeschool because they read the most books on the reading list (geek alert, I know) and earned lots of points in the reading program. Seriously, I even tried to read Les Miserables in 4th grade because it was worth so many points, and it seemed like a good challenge. However, as most of you know from experience, it is very hard to keep up with reading for enjoyment during college because you have so many textbooks and assigned readings to complete. It was always enough to make my head spin, and never left me with much time to read what I wanted to read.
This year, one of my goals is to read more and be involved with activities and groups that I always make excuses to myself that I don’t have time for (I’m guessing you’ve been there, too). This is going to be the year of saying “I’m going to try this…” instead of “I wish I could try this…” I encourage everyone to try to do the same thing with your year! Start small, just pick one thing you’d like to improve on or try out, and go for it. You won’t regret it!
So here is my little attempt at illustrating this particular goal for the year 2012…
Get it?! A book!