Hello fellow lit readers! My name is Sarah and I am a recent college graduate (May 2012). I am completely blessed in more way than one: I have a devoted and supportive fiance, a stellar circle of family and friends, a new house, and a publishing job that I couldn’t possibly have dreamed about having right out of college. I don’t know how this all happened- but it did. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in my high school classroom dreaming about where I will go to college, the friends I would meet, what parties I would attend, or more importantly- what dress I would wear to homecoming. Now, I find myself thinking about which curtains to hang, what work meetings I have to attend that day, the next bill that is due, or the many, many wedding details. If someone told me at the end of high school that this is where my life would end up in just four short years, I wouldn’t have believed them. But- I’m really glad it did.
In college, one of my biggest regrets was that I didn’t have enough time for pleasure reading. I can count on just one hand the amount of books I have read because I wanted to in the past four years and I am completely ashamed by this. Sure, there were many books that I read in my college English classes that I absolutely fell in love with and enjoyed reading. But, I had to read these books in order to write the essay in order to pass the class. Since college, the number of books I have read further reduces to zero- I am even more ashamed of this. Yes, I read for my job all the time but it’s simply because my boss has placed it on my desk. Do I enjoy it? Yes- absolutely. But what about reading for me? I have been so caught up in my new job/organizing my new home that I have lost sight of the one passion that has landed me where I am today: reading. Therefore- I am officially declaring that I am turning over a new page in my life. I hereby challenge myself to always be reading a book because I want to. It doesn’t matter how long it takes me or what else is going on in my life, I always want to have a good book in arms reach whenever I need its comfort and escape and I have created this blog to help me do just that. Every time I finish a book- I will write about it here. Hopefully this will encourage me to read more and maybe it will encourage you to read more with me.
You can also check out my other blog (Lipstick Confidence)- while you’re at it. 🙂
Thank you and happy reading!