It doesn't help that I'm starting to experience 'empty nest syndrome' and I don't like it one damn bit. This is my youngest son's Senior year and I'm honestly having a hard time with all of it. It's hard for me to accept that come this time next year Marc will be away at college and I will be home alone most of the time. No more football games, no more school plays, no more Prom or school dances, no more morning hugs goodbye and words of 'love you, Mom. Have a good day.' I recognize that I may be a "bit" depressed and I'm sure that is contributing to my overall slump in the reading area. I'm working hard on focusing on all the great things that do come with Senior Year and staying positive. I'm proud of the young man that Marc has become so I need to buck up and look forward to the next phase in both of our lives.
But there has been one positive out of all of this, and that is I've finally realized that I am tired of doing review books. I'm seriously burnt out with having to read on a schedule and have decided to throw the schedule out the window.....for real this time!! I have a few reviews left for the year and I'm okay with those. I even enjoy the TLC tours and the occasional author requests. So I'm going to continue to participate when opportunity arises, but with limitations. I have a TON of books on my Kindle to read, not to mention the crazy amount upstairs in my book room. I'm embracing the new freedom that comes with no expectations of my time,nor the fear of upsetting someone when I find that their book was just a 'meh' read. I'm in the beginning stages of planning 2013 and what I want that to look like in regards to my reading. I'm pretty sure that alone will get me excited about reading again and will draw me out of my slump.
If you've made it this far, I want to THANK YOU!
This will be the end of my pity party!!