For the month of May, I decided to make a new habit, and also bring a new hobby back. Isn’t it funny how we grow up and grow out of old hobbies, but the second we start doing that hobby again, we remember how much we enjoy it?
When I was in first grade, I was the number one reader out of the whole first grade class. I was reading books that were on a fourth grade level, I even read a book for the talent show. (HAHA, what a nerd.) In sixth grade, my sister and I would walk to the library and fill our wagon with a stack of books to read that week. We would finish 3-4 books a week! We obviously had a lot of free time.
One day I realized that reading articles and social media updates on my phone weren’t fulfilling my love for reading, so this year I made it a goal of mine to read more books.This month, I made it a habit to read at least a chapter every single night before bed. I picked a book back up in February, and made it a nightly habit the beginning of May. I am just about finished with my fourth book this year.
I am currently reading ‘What Alice Forgot’ by Liane Moriarty. My boss gave it to me as a birthday present, and I absolutely love it. I would recommend it to anyone. They are even making a movie out of it in 2017.
Instead of scrolling on my phone and reading about other peoples’ lives every night before bed, I am working my brain, imagining stories, and exercising my eyes. I have slept so much better this month. Reading clears my head and makes all of the stress from the day disappear. I am so excited for all of the books that I will soon read, and all of the new things I will learn from them. I love all of my five new habits, but this one is my favorite so far. I feel like my complete self with a book in my hand, so here’s to picking up old hobbies! I am so glad I reminded myself how much I love reading, I’d be lost without it.
Onto the next adventure, Wren