Five days until 2015 rolls into town. It seems like the years go by in the blink of an eye. I know that is quite cliche, but it is true for the most part. I don’t feel like I’ve lived five years since coming home from the hospital with Bean and her new heart, but I have. I can’t think of a New Year’s Resolution that I’ve really been able to keep in all those years. I never was much good at keeping them, and now it seems like the possibility is nil. So, instead of making “resolutions,” I’m going to simply establish some things I’d like to do/be in 2015. Five things…to go along with this countdown.
First, I would like to read more books. I’ve been saying this for years. The laptop has created a vortex of reading for me. I only read blog posts and articles online for the most part. But, I used to be a voracious reader. I remember when I was little, I would sneak a flashlight into my room at night so I could read under my covers after lights out. I carried a book everywhere with me. I loved to read. The library was one of my favorite places. I still love the library, but I don’t give myself the focused time necessary to read books. But, this year, I am setting a goal to once again become a reader. Perhaps not voracious, but a regular reader.
In order to do that, I will have to do number two – get off my computer! I have to really force myself to do this. I get sucked in. And I feel like I will miss something. But, in reality, I am missing other things while on the computer. So, for the new year, I’m going to institute a no-screen time in my life each day. It will have to vary according to my schedule, but for at least three hours a day, while awake, I will be screen-free. This will give me time to read, play with my DD, watch TV without the distraction of the laptop in front of me, etc. This is something that is truly going to take discipline – something I often lack – but, I’m going to work at it.
So, the first of five goals for 2015 is to read more books and less online. I love reading blogs and such, but I want to make time of other types of reading as well!