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2022 New Dreams New Lessons

Hi
So this post would be entirely different from my usual posts on this page.
How was 2021 for each and every of you?
2021 was a hard year from me coming off 2020 I was in a perpetual state of stress and tiredness,  I lacked the motivation to do much and just wanted to lay around doing nothing. I spent the year away from my family and friends for the first time, I made new friends, faced new challenges but my reading habits suffered and this hurt me badly.
I found it really hard to read the way I used to and was in a slump basically all year round. Old favourites did not help and I had a lot of DNF books this year on no fault of the author because majority of them were from authors I love and had read frequently. I just couldn’t read them the way I used to. I definitely read a bunch of books but majorly I read books which I had to read because I had signed up for them. Sometimes I struggled to meet deadlines, other times I read before the deadline arrived and sometimes I missed the deadline altogether and I felt bad because I had made commitments but my heart just wasn’t in it any more.
I began to wonder why I couldn’t enjoy the one thing I used to love so much, why I found it hard to just lean back and enjoy a book, why I had not been able to read a book just for the sake of reading and not because I had a commitment to put up a review, not because I don’t enjoy doing that, I love helping authors promote their works but it soon began to feel more like a chore and not something I enjoyed doing.
I had so much plans for the year when it came to reading and blogging and bookstagram but in the end it didn’t work out because I was so tired and worn out and my heart wasn’t just in it.
I’m still not over my book slump, but I’m learning to take it one day at a time, reminding myself that I don’t have to read all the books in the world. I would not be able to read all the books that come out in a year, not even for CF and IT’S OKAY, I’ll be fine.
I hope this encourages someone out there. You might not have accomplished everything you had planned to, you might have missed out on your goals by a wide margin but it’s okay, you are surviving, you’re alive and in good health.
I pray 2022 brings in a much calmer and clearer path for us though it’s shrouded with uncertainty, I pray we lean on God more closely trusting that he has it all under control.
Happy New Year everyone and wishing you a blessed 2022

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