For the last few years, my friends have been pressuring me to join a book club. And I've consistently resisted, not because I don't enjoy books—or the company of my friends. But the idea that I would have the free time to read and keep up with the club seemed somehow laughable, as I had a full-time job, a young son, and was expecting a second child.
This is a great irony for me, as I've always been a voracious reader. Have you ever watched the TV show Intervention? If I ever required one it would definitely be for reading books. In junior high, I had a book-a-day habit. Not surprisingly, my reading time has significantly fallen off since having kids. What's a girl to do?
Enter technology. I can now read a book on my iPod ... Or even have one read to me. I've fallen hard for the audio book. I listen all the time. While I'm doing dishes, folding laundry, or even driving. And this makes me a much happier person.
It's these simple solutions that can totally change our perspective. Having time to read—and a chance to celebrate it with friends—definitely makes me a better wife and mom. And maybe even a better friend!
Do you have tips or tricks to find time to enjoy your favorite hobbies? We'd love to hear them!