Summer Reading: Falling Back in Love with My First Love
Sometimes, as mothers we tend to lose ourselves in taking care of everyone else but, ourselves. Speaking from my personal experience, I got consumed with the problems of my entire household. Where I lost the whole picture of who I was and what I wanted. I had to ask myself the question, “What do you want?” Believe it or not. It was hard for me to answer that question. I had to take some much needed ‘me time’ to be able to figure this vital question out.
I have found that getting back to reading has unlocked the missing piece that I lost so long ago.
T.V. Becoming an Age Ol’ Comfort
Like so many of us. After a long day, I found myself tuning everyone out. Television became my comfort place where I didn’t have to think anymore. I would just try to rush to watch my favorite show. I would be lost in translation for hours. The endless reality shows and Lifetime Television soap operas would suck me into a deep abyss. Before you know it, I would be watching show after show without thinking about the time or a care in the world.
Taking a Look at a Unhealthy Habit
This could be an unhealthy habit. I found myself trying to break this habit. Because, somewhere deep inside of my heart. I knew I was wasting time. It was not only time away from my family. (Where we all need a mental break from at times) I was escaping from myself and my own thoughts. If you are spending too much time on one thing. It’s time to put a check to yourself. I had to have a much needed self-conversation. Where I had to say, “Hmmm, Why are you so attracted or in so deep with this thing?” Give yourself a much needed shake to wake up.
Getting Back to My First Love
I started to pick up an old love of mine. It was reading. I had a secret love of fair with reading that began at the ripe old age of eleven. You know when you fall in love with reading or you have fell in love with a story that you just not able to put down. My first author I fell in love with was “Sister Souljah”. I can’t remember the title of the book. I can never forget the feeling the book gave me. Where you want don’t want to put it down and anxious to read what was going to happen next.
This summer, I decided that one way to take care of me is to get back to my first love. I gotten so consumed with what everyone else is doing. I forgotten what use to make me tick. What use to get me excited? Dog gone it, I forgot to have fun. Where I didn’t know what fun was anymore.
If you feel like you are in that same place. It is time for you to find what it was that you once lost. And, get back to nourishing your soul. If you are a book worm like me. Take advantage of this summer deal. In honor of Memorial Day holiday, just around the corner. The Book of the Month Club is offering 50% a three month membership. If you join using the unique SUMMER50 code. This offer runs May 26th-May 30th so take advantage of it now while it lasts. Click here to sign up now!
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About Syreeta Gordon
Syreeta Gordon is a mom blogger, freelance content writer and social media strategist that works alongside small businesses, helping them craft their message and build their reputation to broaden audience and create leads. Her passion is to empower women that feel stuck to get out of their own way