If you’ve read any of my recent blogs you’ll know that in 2022, I’ve gotten back into reading.
I was always the kid that reads, I feel like it was my only personality trait for a while. I used to blow through books, but I feel like school actually took my love of reading away.
I don’t read to overanalyze each word and write a 4 page report on a book as soon as it’s over. I like to escape in it, become inspired by it, digest it.
So I recently started reading again, I read 3 books in January which is like a world record for me. I think it’s great, I’ve actually been inspired to write more. But I also recognize I’ve been using at as a tool to escape – and I’m unsure how far you can go with something like this before it’s concerning.
Before I was numbing the pain of the work day by just sitting in front of Netflix, another form of escapism. I don’t get lost in TV the way I get lost in books though, I rarely keep thinking about TV when I turn it off.
So I can’t help but think is it just a new hobby or am I hiding behind my books?