After 22 weeks (give or take a few weeks off), 52 in 52 was getting a little stale. I took some time to re-evaluate why I started the initiative: to hold myself accountable to regularly reading intelligent and thought-(or emotion)-provoking books to ensure continued learning and developing. Boom. It’s been amazing to see how many books I’ve added to my reading list, but the blog needs some love.
Welcome back to the blog! Yes, 52 books in 52 weeks was ambitious, it’s a mountain of books, but hey - any goal worth it’s weight in ink (and the pulp and fiber it’s written on) has to be set so high that you must stretch to achieve it! As said by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “We aim above the mark to hit the mark,” and a book a week was (way) above the mark of becoming a person who reads regularly. That being said, it’s week 22, it’s the month of back-to-all-things, and for me this means back to the books!
This week is a double-header! Vacation last week took me out of my routine and I have to admit I was too busy wakeboarding, tanning, working, and crafting bracelets to stay on track with 52 in 52 last week. All it means is that this week is a double dose of inspiration!
This article has been referred to me by almost ten people in the past two weeks, and when I finally took a moment from my oh-so-extremely-busy-and-fast-paced-life for five minutes to read it, I understood why.
We have them every day, obviously (or hopefully); most are mundane, routine, the usual.
On the other hand, we all know that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know the inevitable is coming - there is an imminent conversation that you must have with someone important in your life. Ick.
This week, I watched the important and groundbreaking documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newson called Miss Representation. I heard a lot of buzz last year when this film came out, but had forgotten about it until I was searching for a doc to watch this week on iTunes.