It's so rare these days that I switch off for long periods of time. My brain is always working and worrying about the next thing. That job application I should be working on, that work thing that I have to do next week, how to get dinner on the table at a reasonable hour, and how to fit yoga into it all. Yes, my brain never slows down and is anxious and impatient for that thing I should be doing while I'm relaxing.
And so over the weekend, I was surprised when I relaxed completely. There is a book series that Ruby suggested to me over a year ago, and I gobbled up the first five of them so quickly. And then I was busy. I was busy worrying, and I stopped reading almost completely.
So when I was in the library the other day, I grabbed the last two in the series and of course and started reading them immediately. I spent my childhood living in the world created by books. Immersing myself in lands with magic, unrealistic love stories, or tales of incredible human strength and bravery.
On Sunday, I did just that, I wrapped myself up in the world of the Tomorrow* series and it was delicious. It was after the moonlight cinema where I had to stay up until midnight because you know, it's summer here and it gets dark really late so the movies start late, and staying up until midnight for me is SO LATE. I could barely function. And reading felt so goooood. So luxurious and extravagance.
Oh reading, how could I have forgotten about you?
What takes you out of your worries and anxiety? Also, what have you been reading lately?
*The Tomorrow series is by John Marsden and is quite captivating and enthralling - I've heard that the books changed quite dramatically when adapted for American audiences though, so perhaps try to get the series printed in Australia.