I love to read.
It's one of the things that gets squeezed out of my life when I allow myself to get over committed. I hate that.
So one of the things I have decided recently is that I am going to carve out some time in the evening or late afternoon to read. I have several books already going...now I just need to finish them!
Here's what I'm reading right now.
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard Swenson. I've read this book before, it's full of great reasons why your life shouldn't be scheduled and planned to the very edges of your time. (hence the title- you need "margin" so that you have some wiggle room if things don't go EXACTLY as planned...) I know that I struggle with this constantly, and I have to be purposeful about not allowing myself to be completely overbooked.
Running Through the Wall: Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon This is a book that contains over 40 personal stories of runners who have completed Ultramarathons. It is inspiring and motivating, and gives me something to dream about! An Ultramarathon is any distance over 26.2 miles (most commonly a 50k is the next recognized distance, which is 31 miles) and often these races will take place on beautiful trails in scenic areas. One of my not-too-distant goals is to run a 100 mile race, so reading this book makes me even more excited about realizing that goal!
The High School Handbook: For Junior High, Too This is a book I've read back and forth, but now that Christopher is nearly a senior, I am reviewing it yet again. It has a lot of helpful tips for planning to homeschool through the high school years.
I can't wait for summer!! I would love to get a summer reading list going- do you have any favorite reads, or books that are on your shelf waiting to be read? Comment with your top picks!!