One of My Favorite Pastimes

January 13, 2018 | Midlife

CHILDHOOD READS

There is one thing I like to do to fill my time and that is to read. I’ve always had a love for reading even as a young girl. I can still remember the first book that I ever read as a young girl, “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret,” by Judy Blume. I can still remember what the book was about and one of the funniest lines from the book was, “we must, we must, we must increase our bust.” As I got older and got teased for having big boobs, I remember blaming it on this book because all my friends and I use to recite the sentiment and do the motions it talked about in the book. It’s good to reminisce about the good old days and think back to times when you were a child and laugh at yourself.

DEALING WITH DEPRESSION

The most recent book I read was, “Natural Disaster, I Cover Them and I Am One,” by Ginger Zee. I’ve been a fan of Ginger’s for several years and after reading her book, I feel somewhat connected to her. She shares a lot of personal information in her book, but the thing that really stood out to me was her battle with depression. Over the past couple years, I’ve been dealing with my own depression and finally found a doctor who took me serious and prescribed something to help make me better. People who really know me, know I’m not one to take meds, so it took a lot for me to reach out for help and actually take what was prescribed. If your having your own issues, please seek help from a professional so you can find relief like so many others before you. You are not in this alone by no means.

KINDLE

My kindle is full of many books that I have bought and/or downloaded for free over many years that I have still not read. I use to read one book after the other, then for some reason I lost the passion for it. I want to find my passion for reading again and have stated that 2018 will be my year to read as many books as I possibly can. It’s a great way to pass the time and I seem to have a lot of that here lately so it’s time to choose an old book and start reading.

What are some of your favorite reads? Please share in the comments below what your favorites are and it might just be something I read before the year is over.

 

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