My blogging has been in slow motion recently. Since I’ve been blogging for three years now, I realize that these slow motion times are natural and important — Time to regroup, recoup, refocus. And over the years, I’ve realized the same thing about my reading. There are times when I read intensely, driven to complete some books I’m immersed in, such as the summer I reread all of Tony Hillerman’s books. And there are times when I hardly read at all, although I’ve always considered my non-reading times to be a symptom of some inner or outer problem!
Right now, my slow down is mostly caused by the fact that I am training a student teacher, which takes a lot of extra time and energy both before and after school, so that I am extra tired when I get home at the end of the day. It’s a good reason, however, because she is going to be such a good teacher, and it’s important to me personally to “give back” to the profession I love.
But I’m anxious to “get back to my reading,” and there is a pile of library books patiently waiting for me…they’ve already been renewed once or twice since I checked them out. I know I can’t hurry these slow motion times, but… I’m ready to shift gears and pick up the speed again!