I have to admit, I’m not one that likes to move outside of my comfort zone. Maybe it’s my OCD that kicks in every so often, but when I’m within the perimeters of what feels normal, then I feel as if I can breathe. And let’s face it, breathing is important. It’s a necessity for life, an essential element for one to survive. But every so often we have to take steps in life that are necessary for us to grow. Which means, dealing with change.
Most who know me know I love to read. Not a day goes by where I don’t have a book in my hand and opened. Getting lost in a world of fiction to me is one of the greatest joys a person can have. And who doesn’t love escaping life for a fraction of a moment? To me reading is both joyful and therapeutic to the mind.
But occasionally I find myself caught up in the same routine, reading the same style of stories, same genre, same authors. Why? Because I know what I’m getting, it’s in my comfort zone, it’s safe.
But this year I’m trying a bold new approach. (I should have probably typed TRYING in bold letters actually) Because trying is what I’m doing. Not saying that I will stick it out, but certainly trying.
My goal is to read one book a season (four books this year) in a genre I don’t normally read in and / or write in. For me that means probably some Romance or literary fiction.
So there you have it. And I’m starting off this winter with a book by Francine Rivers A Bridge to Haven.
And I must say, I’m only two chapters in and I’m enjoying it. I have several on my list, but four is ultimately my goal for this year. Four books outside my genre. If you have any suggestions, then I would love to hear them. So please, drop me a message and let me know.