I was having a conversation with a friend recently about how much time we really have in a day that goes to our phones. The average adult in America spends at least 4 hours on their phone. That’s half of your work day!!! And about 86 HOURS PER MONTH! What?! According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day… In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the television. 9 YEARS OF OUR LIVES, WATCHING OUR SHOWS Y’ALL! This is insane and I just can’t help but realize that when we say we don’t have enough time in a day, these statistics show me otherwise.
I have this book buying thing. A pretty cover draws me in, the way a book feels in my hands…I just love everything about it. Except one minor thing was holding me back:I wasn’t reading these pretty little space takers. I would buy, buy, buy and then they would collect dust. I felt discouraged more than encouraged or motivated…anyone else?!
Something had to change and I knew the only thing that would, was me.
I made it a goal to read 12 books last year, I didn’t quite achieve that goal, but I did read 9! Applauding my progress towards growth, I knew the next step I needed to take was accountability. *Enter 2018 book club*
This year, I’m challenging not only myself, but YOU to read 12 books this year! That’s only 1 book per month, y’all! WE CAN DO THIS! If you’re tired of feeding your mind with useless television (Gilmore Girls + Friends are exceptions) and tired of feeling DRAINED on social media, take the challenge to set these privileges aside and pick up a book!
You can pick and choose from my list if you’d like, but if you’d like to join my private book club, be sure to sign up with your email here
! I’ll be sending you tips and tricks for staying ahead on reading, discussing the books, and dropping free PDF’s and hand drawn quotes for you along the way!
I want to throw it back to our first grade days where reading was COOL and fun, we didn’t need much more than a cozy space and pretty paperback in hand. I’m craving more simplicity and self-discipline this year. So what are you waiting for?! Let’s be bookworms!