day 147: fiction as a salve

I, like many others, do not make specific New Year's resolutions. Stephen Covey is going to hate me for this, but I am not huge into setting goals. I take the philosophy that I will go about my days just doing the best I can to serve my family, serve my God, and improve myself. This is my mantra, and anything else good that I may accomplish is a big tasty bonus.

That being said, in the middle of all of the mayhem in my life, I have decided that reading for fun is something I have missed over the past semester. On paper it would be difficult to justify, but in my head it is as clear as day.

So I retire tonight with Elizabeth Gaskell, and I make no apologies to my professors.

6 comments

Connie | January 13, 2010 at 6:35 AM

There's something to be said about the warmth of a good book. You can't find that in school books.

Kimberly | January 13, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Oh my yes...I miss it too. And Elizabeth Gaskell, what a lovely way to dive back in!

Candy | January 13, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Good for you! I should read more too.

Lara | January 13, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Good for you. I think it's wonderful, and I'm going to go curl up with a book myself right about now.

Melanie J | January 13, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Go, Kazzy!

The Richins Family | January 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

I used to do the whole 'resolution setting' thing...I'm reformed now. :) I've discovered that I get too down on myself when I forget to do something I said I would do 'every day from now on...' and I do SO much better just trying each day to be the best version of me I can be...

Good for you to read a good book, just because you've missed it...I've been doing that lately, too ('feeding' my soul with past enjoyments) It feels great, right?