The Autumn season tends to bring up thoughts of cozy blankets, big arm chairs, a large mug of tea, and a good book.
But here in Texas, it is just getting to that point. I mean, I was in shorts just three days ago. It’s been ridiculous. And maybe that has contributed to my reading slump.
Maybe it was the vain attempt to finish a book I wasn’t in the right mindset to read.
Maybe it was the collection of really good shows that just came out on Netflix. (If you have Netflix, and you haven’t seen Raising Dion, you need to remedy that ASAP).
Maybe it was the our new weekly family schedule that began this fall.
Maybe it was the lack of sleep I’ve been getting lately because the boy hasn’t been sleeping well either.
Maybe, and most probably, it is all of the above.
By the time I crawl into bed at the end of the day, all I want to do is crash. And I do get up pretty early in the morning, but whatever energy I have managed to cultivate overnight has been dedicated to my Mom’s group bible study workbook (which is about false gods, that I talked about last week) or my continuation of reading the entire Bible in a year (I’m so close to the end of the year it would be crazy to stop, but Jeremiah is heavy material, ya’ll).
I guess I am reading. And I do have two books I’m reading right now when I get a few minutes here and there in my day. Also, it’s kind of adorable that every time I pull out one of my books in front of my son, he finds a book that he’s desperate for me to read (so, really, if you count all the kids’ books I’ve been reading lately, I’ve hit my year’s goal and then some).
I just started watching “Living With Your Self” starring Paul Rudd on Netflix. I don’t know if I like it yet or not, I’m just in the second episode, but if I were cloned, I would definitely use that opportunity to read more books. Although if I were to be honest, I would rather have a time turner because I’m sure my clone would get totally jealous of my reading time.
So, maybe I wouldn’t call this a slump, per se. More like just a busy season in my life. But it’s a good season, full of happy memories being made every day. And now that it’s cold, we have all the fun activities like, snuggles on the couch and that sensation you get when you’ve been outside long enough to get your nose red and then come back into to a warm house. I much rather would go from being cold to warm than the other way around. But that’s just me.
I hope wherever you are, you are staying warm and reading well. Enjoying life and making memories. Have a happy Tuesday, everyone!
Have you ever experienced a slump? How did you deal with it? (And it doesn’t have to be a reading slump!)