I have recently been catching up on my blog post reading, and came across multiple writings on resolutions for the New Year. Resolutions are not really my thing as I always have this image of dusty treadmills and weight benches used as clothing hangers! Anyone who knows me realizes I could stand to loose about 40lbs but we all know that is NEVER going to happen! My love affair with chocolate always wins that battle!
One other thing you might note about me is that I am all about my babies. Many would look at me and say behind my back that I need to get a life. My response would be that I have a life, filled with 3 children, homeschooling, and all extra curricular activities, on top of maid, accountant, cook, taxi driver etc. I feel as though my life is full and happy now, just the way it is. When the kids are grown and don’t need so much of my attention, then I will move on to other things that I would like to explore. What that will be, I don’t know.
For now I have one very specific goal that has been nagging at me for the past few months. Circumstances in my life have made it so that I have not been able to do any reading for awhile. I love to read, but have lost it along the way recently. There are multiple reasons that I can think of, and a ton of underlying things that have probably never occurred to me! The most major reason is my lack of stamina and brain power at the end of the day. Mind and body feeling too spent by the end of the day to muster any reading for fun. The second reason that comes to mind is my adult book club. I was co-founder of an adult book club that recently went belly up. Who knew it would be so hard to pick up one book every 6 weeks and read it? That “pressure” to read and get it done seemed too much for me. How pathetic is that? With that now gone, and my mind and body feeling a little more on track, I have a mission.
It has recently come to my attention (from multiple sources) that you have not lived if you have not read Gone With the Wind. Not only have I never read the book, but I have never even seen the movie. So my one “resolution”, really more of a goal, is that I would like to start and finish reading Gone With the Wind, and then see the movie. Maybe some of you would like to read it, or have read it, and would like to share some thoughts along the way? I welcome any thoughts or insight anyone may have. As I get going I will post little tidbits about my progress and any thoughts. I have it sitting on my nightstand and hope to get started this week. I am sure it will take me longer than I would like, but I will finish just the same. After all, I have a whole year right? 😉