Musing Monday's is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page. This week, Rebecca asks:
Do you have to carve out time in your day for reading (due to work and other obligations), or does your reading just happen naturally?
Well, there is NEVER enough time to read like I want to read.
A perfect weekday morning for me... (m,w and f )
get up at 5:00am, go for a walk, home by 6:00, have coffee and read for an hour, get ready for work.
Believe it or not, during the summer, this happens about 80% of the time. (in the winter I don't walk like I should, but I still read for about an hour every morning).
I love having that time to curl up with my coffee and read in the mornings. I've always been an early riser, so it works out good for me. The hard part is walking actually---getting my butt out the door that early. The easy part is the reading.
2-3 times a week, I'm able to go home during my lunch hour, grab a sandwich and a book and have a good 30 minutes to read. And if I am meeting friends for lunch and I arrive early....YES, I am that nerd in the booth by myself reading a book.
The evenings are the hardest for me and I usually get distracted by all kinds of things. I do take a book when I go to bed and maybe read for a few minutes before falling asleep.
So, I would say that during the week, I make that time... it looks that way anyway, since it's all so "scheduled".
But on the weekends, it just happens naturally. At least I think it does, because I do read....it's "natural" for me to pick up a book any old time.