Reading more

I was having a long conversation with a co-worker today in the Physics department. It felt kind of weird but also cool, because I feel like I don’t really try to expose myself to people like her normally. She is a medieval history major and looks around 30-35 years old? Her name is Laura. At first I was just talking to her as I was wrapping up my work, but I then asked her a question about her job and found out what she majored in. She explained to me how important she thought reading was, especially discerning bad writing from good writing. What she said made so much sense to me, a person who never read after high school. I think reading is important, but I just can’t find my passion for it again. I think one sentence that she told me was “These days people proudly say that they don’t read”. I was really motivated from that because honestly that was me. I never want to pick up a book and my excuse for not reading is just that I have “no time”. I wish I could get starting with reading again and develop critical reading skills, but I know this will take a lot of effort and stamina. Which is why I’m deciding today. I’m going to read a page a day, starting today.

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