HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I had a reading goal of 24 books for 2022. You guys, I only read 13 books this year. I started off so strong, then faded. Of course I could ramble off a million excuses for not reading as much as I wanted, from having tiny people to take care of to using my nighttime alone time to work on the podcast and other various things. But I really let it fizzle out. The TBR pile on my nightstand is about to fall over. And honestly, I've heard the same thing from so many moms with little kids as well. So I thought this year, I’d love to have a little accountability for reading from people who are in the same situation as I am. So that’s why, drum roll please, I am introducing the 2023 Moms Who Create Reading Challenge. It sounds fancy, but it's just a challenge to us all to read 24 books this year. So like 2 a month average. I do much better at things with accountability partners. Reading is too important to put on the back burner. Okay tell me if anyone else feels this way sometimes when you read. You feel like you should be doing the 85 other things on your list instead of jumping into a fantasy world. We've got the prioritizing all wrong. So let's encourage each other to complete a goal of finishing our TBR piles and getting our nightstands back, or honestly, filling up our nightstands with a pile of new books to read too. Haha.
I've made a free, downloadable printout for you all. It has 24 blank lines with checkboxes. You can do it however works best for you, but when you start a book, write the title down and then simply check it off when you're done. To make it even more of a community, post online to your social media each time you finish the book and add the hashtag “mwcreadingchallenge”. You can post your checklist update each time you finish. By doing this, we can see what other moms are reading and get encouraged by their list to continue making time for ourselves to get lost in a story. I'm really excited to start this journey with you all! Let's challenge ourselves and treat ourselves to some new books this year. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like a good story. I'd LOVE if you would screenshot this episode or checklist and post it online so I can see who's in!
So please PLEASE join me this year in reading 24 books.
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