I’m truly insatiable when it comes to reading; I’ll take anything, from Plath, to Rowling, to the ingredients list on the back of Chef Boyardee. Where there are words, my eyes will travel. That’s why I’m going to take special care of what I read this year. I want each letter to be a new experience, each phrase to present a new challenge; I want what I read to make me think.
Each month this year will be dedicated to a specific book. I’ll read it, write about it, talk about it, share it with everyone I know. It’ll be my story, inside and out. This month, I’m focused on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I’ll admit, I’m cheating a little bit with this one; I saw the movie, which is what inspired me to pick up the book. The film was lovely, though, so I’m giving myself a pass. Hopefully this blog will keep me on track!
5:10 pm • 3 January 2013 • 1 note
I started this blog as a reminder. 2012 came and went so fast, a trite notion, to be sure, but something that makes me a little queazy each time I think of it. These are supposed to be the memory-making years, but for some reason when I look back, everything seems lost to me. Inexplicably, I can recall my failures at the snap of a whip, but I, like every other human, want more. I’m hoping that I can turn to this blog when 2014 rolls around and experience the change all over again. However, I recognize that there are many arguments against nostalgia; no one should stay trapped in the past forever. So of course, that’s not all this blog is going to be used for. It’s also a tool to move forward. Thinking of those aforementioned failures, I cannot help but to want to rectify them. It’s pointless to wish for a time machine that could solve all my ills; instead, I’d like to prove that I have learned. That I have matured. That I know what it means to be the bigger woman. I figured that if I put my goal out there on the Internet, even if no one reads it, I’d still at least have some incentive to actually go through with it. I don’t want to let gruges and petty grievances continue to bog me down.
Here’s to the place where I’ll gather my resolve.
4:45 pm • 3 January 2013 • 1 note