I’ve always loved reading, and I dislike that I haven’t been able to do it as much as I would like. Reading takes me to a place where I can imagine that I’m in that world with the characters, experiencing what they’re experiencing and it truly is one of the best ways for me to reduce anxiety. Give me a good book, and I can read for hours without any complaint.
My goal is to read at least five books a year. It is a realistic goal that I know I can achieve each year. That’s why I keep the minimum as low as possible, that way I can surpass it. I’ve been keeping a list of books I want to read for a long time. I want to share them here, that way I can keep track and also be able to review them once I’m finished reading them.
Another university semester begins tomorrow. Last semester, three of my four courses were concentration classes and it was very stressful juggling three project-heavy courses at once. This time, three of my courses are relatively easy so I really hope I have more free time this semester. I want to code during my free time and practice my programming skills, and it was very hard to do so these past few months.
Besides programming, I want to take on more hobbies, maybe start reading more and blogging more often. I know that I’ve gotten better at blogging compared to how I blogged a few years ago, but I would love to do it almost every day. Maybe I should stop worrying so much about writing long posts and treat this blog like a Tumblr blog. If a picture inspires me, I’ll post it. If a quote makes me smile, I’ll post it. I think I’ll do that from now on.
For those of you in school/college, did you start your semester already? How’s it going?