Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challengeleading up to her 40th birthday, her next question is:
6) A book that changed my life
Hmmm. Not an easy question! I’m not sure I can point to a book and claim that it changed my life in any big way. I know that the very presence of books has changed my life. Books have brought me comfort in times when I needed it and have brought me joy in times when I needed that. I have lots of vivid memories of the books that I read as a child and have always been known as a reader or a “book worm.” So does the first book that hooked me in and made me a reader become the book that changed my life?
Being in book club has changed my life. Connecting with great people over great books (or even not-so-great books) has been a great experience in the past ten or so years.
#6 on my list of Things to do before turning 40 was to “Say YES more – be ready!” Yesterday I wrote about how “saying no” to an overbooked life was on my list. This one is about being ready for adventures and the life I want. It isn’t always easy for me to be spontaneous, as I do like to plan things. I know that when my daughter went away to college that I adopted the philosophy that “I can do whatever I want,” which was pretty freeing (after the initial despair over bringing her to college). It was nice to be open to adventures without feeling tied down to responsibilities.
Off to read!