I have been reading one book after another for the past 18 months, trying to beat my own reading record. The motivation to read in this way is essentially about me trying to escape from my harsh reality through other people’s stories. I am console by other people’s tragic stories, I am lifted by the story about people who overcome insurmountable challenges, be it fiction or non-fiction. I read and read so that I could avoid thinking about my life. Denial, I know.
There are many times when I tell myself that I should tear myself away from the obsession of reading and blogging and think seriously about what I want to do with my life. Spent more time in what matters, spent more time planning constructive action to change my life. But I didn’t. My life has taken a backseat while I read and blog, blog and read. On top of the many great blogger friends I made, the draw to sit back and finish my books were too powerful and I thought I would never be able to break off from this obsessive compulsive behaviour of reading and blogging. Until a week ago…..
In this bad economic situation, I am about to attempt the impossible. I am about to negotiate for a pay increase and attend two job interviews. I spent all my waking hours studying up and preparing, hoping I would nail it. It’s now or never.
I love reading and blogging. Don’t ever think that for one minute I have forgotten all about you out there. As soon as I settle my personal priority, I’m back in full force. For now, my blog hits have not suffered, I have you to thank for and keep reading. 🙂