This week, I read more. Was it a lot? No. Was it enjoyable? Also yes! I have officially started Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On. One of the first books I owned as an adult (besides textbooks and cookbooks). I was given an earlier book by Rainbow Rowell as a gift when I turned (I think) 23 from a good friend of mine who wanted me to get into reading (she is loving this learning project). The book was Eleonor and Park, and she had read it multiple times, it was her comfort novel and one she re-read regularly. I have yet to read it because I am a bad friend, but I have the intention to, eventually.
Some tools I have learned help a great deal is 1.) having everything I could need around me, like my water bottle, a blanket, my slippers, my phone, my glasses, and 2.) music. Sometimes I feel like my brain can’t handle silence, and it’s hard for me to motivate myself to take off my AirPods most nights, so instead of taking them off, I turn on noise cancelation, turn up to volume, and zone into my book. Having one more thing to concentrate on has made it so reading isn’t so underwhelming. I am learning slowly, but I am learning steadily, and I am officially once again hopeful for this project to be a success.