We are almost mid-way through the year now (unbelievable) and it is time to check back in on those New Year Resolutions. I am doing well on some like getting my Etsy store back up and running, check. Re-starting the blog, check. Exercise and diet, mmmm we'll come back to that one another day. But the one I wanted to touch on today is reading more.
I love to read and I love all types of reading materials, However, I was starting to get into a reading rut. The same types of novels over and over. Don't get me wrong, they were enjoyable, but getting predictable and maybe a bit boring. So I decided to set a goal for myself to read 3 books a month (cutting down TV & Pintrest time). I set myself up to read 1 biography, 1 self-help, 1 classic book a month. It's a very BIG challenge for someone with a full time job, 2 kids, and lots of crafting hobbies!
So although I set up this bog goal for each month I decided that even if I only get through one book a month it's a big deal and deserve a gold star. Some months I make it through all 3 books and some I only do 2, but last month I only read parts of 3 different books. But I really focused on my Etsy store which took up a lot of time so I am giving myself a pass :)
So what am I reading for the Month of May:
Biography: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Classic: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Self-Help: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
So there you have it - something to make me laugh, something to remind me of the past, and something to help me navigate my every day most important job. I think it's a pretty well rounded list for a month of reading.
I started all 3 books last month but haven't finished. I am definitely going to push to finish all 3 by end of May. I am enjoying them so far, just need to carve out some ME time, maybe on Mother's Day. Click the Sweet Things Design on Amazon page of this blog to see the May books as well as the rest of the books I've read so far this year. I will add additional books at the start of June.