#Bookstagram – So many books, so little time.
One of the things I do every year, almost involuntarily, is set year-end goals. Come December and suddenly there’s a sense of urgency in the air, like I have so much to do, and just not enough time to do it all. Normally I have weight related goals that get majorly fussed about, like I want to fit into a certain dress for the Christmas party or have a certain waist size by NYE, and of course, a plan to make it all happen (I’m nothing if not a woman with a plan!) – workout 15 minutes more each day, maybe avoid eating out altogether till 24th December, avoid desserts, skip that second course, etc. – very specific stuff that seldom work out that way.
This year my ticking clock (hahaha, I’m so pleased with myself for that) is urging me to tackle my TBR. I find myself starting new books, even before I finish the ones I’m currently reading. Simply because I want to read many more books before I’m ready to say goodbye to 2017. Despite my inclination to mono-task, I’ve caught myself reaching for every book that catches my attention. Its definitely the end of the year urgency.
Its all so silly, but whats life without a bit of whimsy (I’m assuming everyone gets the reference). I know for a fact that days are going to pass one by one whether we’re ready or not, and we’ll one day find ourselves in 2018, and nothing would’ve changed (not really anyway). I’m not buying the whole new year, new me spiel, because we will still pretty much be the same person in 2018 or 2020 or the years to come… (maybe older & wiser (hah!), or happier & more appreciative (one can certainly hope), or more grumpy & wrinkly (sigh), or everything depending on the day). But somehow, this human created concept of time – hour, date, month, year, decade – puts a sense of urgency, like I have to outrun something. And for the life of me, I don’t know what I am running from (or towards), or what I am supposed to outrun, all I know is there’s that need to do everything before the next year rolls by.
I don’t know why exactly this is, but I notice it every year with mild amusement, and this year my plan is to finish reading all the books I’ve started reading this month, and that’s about 5 books. Well, its a good thing I’m doing the Weekend Readathon soon.