I would not call myself a morning person. I enjoy my bed deeply.
However, I’ve realized that getting up early helps me be productive.
Usually, I get my butt up before seven a.m. I first brush my teeth before making myself some breakfast. For breakfast, I usually cook ramen with egg or eat some yogurt.
While eating breakfast, I check my social media and emails.
Following breakfast, I read a few articles on NPR and fashion blogs (fashionista.com or Business of Fashion). My reading takes less than 20 mins.
Right after reading my articles, I start working on what I need to do for the day.
As you can see, my mornings are quite simple.
As a student, I wasn’t a fan of reading. I read as slow as a snail.
In college, I skimmed (or not read at all) most of my assigned readings. My textbooks would have notes on the margins.
During my free time, I didn’t care to read any literature. My mind was burnt out from a long day of classes. All I wanted to do at night was either read Fashionista.com or watch some anime.
Since graduating college, I’ve developed a desire to read literature. Literature shows how the characters are feeling or thinking about the challenges they face. You become engage with the words on the page by questioning the motives of the characters.
The recent book I read was The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer. I was amazed by Mailer’s ability to create a narrative of the murder Gary Gilmore. The book provided the struggles that Gilmore endured growing up and the various people in his life, especially his lover Nicole.
I still can’t believe that I actually read the 1000 pages of The Executioner’s Song. Massive books used to intimidate me because I feared that I would quit halfway. However, the novel was compelling due to how it provided different viewpoints of the characters.
Lately, I’ve been watching “Shadowhunters”, which has made me begin reading The City of Bones. I’ve figured that I should actually read the books to check if the show follows the books.
As a college graduate, I’ve realized that reading is a task to put time aside to do.